Time to think about skiing. Are you ready to buy your pass again, or are you ready to commit to the season for the first time. Having a pass can lower your stress level. Leave the skis in the car, drive out any old time and ski a loop, or many, and not worry about it. One long time season pass holder compares buying his season pass to belonging to a CSA, commit and support. ...
Nov 11 2018
Nov 09 2018
This is next year’s wood, 12 cord ready to be moved in the spring. The wood for this year for the barn, 4 cords, was in by the middle of June, before my new hip. The wood for the sugar house for this year, 3.5 cords, was into the sugar house wood shed by the middle of May. BUT, we still have 6 cord out back to get into the basement. The wood moving day is November 10th, and next year I promise, we are moving the basement wood earlier. It is snowing right now. Tomorrow could be, ?not fun?. I am making chili, muffins, and cookies, it will be a party! But I know already my hands will be cold and wet. Next year! ...
Nov 01 2018
My mom and I drove to Yellowstone Park on Wednesday. It has become our thing, drive to West Yellowstone, then to Old Faithful, watch Old Faithful go off, drive home. Old Faithful is now going off every 80 minutes, it used to be every 60 minutes or so. Guess we are all getting older and slower. We missed seeing the eruption this year and I’m not sure how many trips she and I have left. But it is always fun and I hear stories I’ve heard before and a few new stories. ...
Oct 19 2018
Working on the new ski trail. This is going to be fun! Change is always good! Right! And this new trail is going to be great!
This week I had a few things happen that changed my plans. And my plans were great, checking things off the list so I can leave town. But sometimes you have to know when to surrender and when to quit butting your head against the wall. The lawn mower will get fixed. And then I can mow, or maybe the grass is short enough for the winter. ...
Oct 11 2018
The leaf pile is big, there are lots of leaves out there. They aren’t all this drab. But the kids don’t seem to care about anything but the size of the pile. They all love a big pile. This pile has been around a while. So, it is wet on the bottom. So running through beats diving in. Last year bikes were ridden down into and through the piles. I don’t know where the bikes are this year. ...
Oct 04 2018
I love blue sky and colorful leaves. Fall is an amazing time of year. Hurrying to get ready for winter and at the same time enjoying the last few lazy summer days. The food is good! Fall veggies are great, and I love apples. Apples and cheese, apples and peanut butter, apple pie, apple sauce. The freezer filling up with the abundance of the summer. Preparation. And wood, the most satisfying of all, to be responsible for our own heat. From A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, “There are two spiritual dangers in not keeping a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.” ...
Sep 27 2018
There have been some amazing views for those up for sunrise or out for sundown. When we see through the same eyes from the same direction we see the same view. Time to look from a different perspective. Early, late or upside down. This view above is from Rt. 11 at Bromley
September 29th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow,
October 1st, Monday, 9-10:30am, slow flow
October 1st, Monday, 5:30pm slow flow
October 2nd, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30am, stiff and sore
October 3rd, Wednesday, 7:30-8:30am, stiff and sore
October 3rd,Wednesday, 9-10:30am, slow flow
October 5th, Friday ,7:30-8:30am, stiff and sore
October 5th, Friday, 9-10:30am, slow flow
October 6th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am, slow flow ...