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Late Winter ’06

Not much exciting news.  We started building a barn in October and it still isn't finished right.  Lots of issues with the contractor , you can read the entire story as I post and update it on TractorByNet.com.  The Quintus action is final as of...

A Day at Lake Eola and Fireworks!

A few weeks ago I was re-reading Tony Northrup's great DSLR guide, How to Create Stunning Digital Photography. In the section on night photography he discusses his technique for getting pictures of fireworks and I decided to try it this year. His method is simple;...

Holy crap, what were they thinking?

Area transportation for seniors is a laudable goal and most communities seem to have implemented something. Some contract with a local bus company to help get seniors to their doctor appointments while others establish their own systems. When I lived in Meeker, CO...

New Carrollton, MD c.1970

Too Friggin’ Cold!

It is not supposed to be this cold here in Delta.  We are in Colorado's banana belt.  This is a snapshot from my weather station/web site. Yesterday when I originally posted this it was -7.2.  I updated it this morning (Thur the 10th) with this -12.8 pic.

Our garden is going great!

Christmas season has started

I thought I'd launch the season with a pic taken in 2004 or 2005.  I dressed up as Santa at the NC Telecom offices and greeted kids and adults alike.  Bad Santa.

Douglas Pass #mountain #sky

Our iPhone 3G S Warranty

On release day Sandi and I both got the new iPhone 3G S models and they are great.  Last week, after having the 3G S only 10 days or so, we were playing Scrabble together over WiFi in bed when all of a sudden the entire left one-third of her screen inexplicably went...

Panzer running

(if the video won't play on your mobile device, try switching the mobile theme OFF at the bottom of the page) Your browser does not support the video tagYour browser does not support the video tag Panzer loves running up and down the length of the hay field.

I’m finally back here again

Looks like I'm getting an entry in here about once every year, whether it needs it or not. I never was good at journals. Well, the Flag Creek Cafe lasted until about July 15, at which time we completely understood why the restaurant business is so different from the...

Gymnastics c.1968 UofM

Blast from the past (redux)

Taken sometime in fall of 1968 is my best guess. Joanne (first wife) and I met at UM College Park. The Zonker raced at Capitol Raceway and posted high twelves.

Nature Is Beautiful

Unless otherwise noted, all photos are taken with my iPhone and post-processed with iPhone applications.  I seldom carry my Canon 20D anymore except in situations where I need to use the big 400mm telephoto lens.

Almost July

Surgery went well, stayed in Delta Memorial 6 days.  The re-attachment of my large intestine failed the first few tries, but he finally got it together without a leak.  Because it was tenuous he performed a temporary ileostomy on my small intestine on the...

The sky. Right now.

Just cut hay

Round Bales This Time

After we cut there were several days of light rain and the hay was a bit heavy,  It dried well but our neighbor thought it would be better if he used his big round baler rather than the small baler.

Foggy Snow Dusting

What a beautiful morning it was!

It Didn’t Explode!

It's the time of year to burn the fields in preparation for the new hay season.  I have a bit of pyromania in my blood so I always look forward to this task.  Armed with my LP tank and weed burner attachment I set out burning the field south of the house.  All went...

Peacock at Magnolia Park

  Unfortunately, although I followed him for about 30 minutes, he didn't open his fantail.  He looks a bit scraggly so it may not have been that spectacular anyway.

Ma Famiglia in Meeker

Went to lunch with Brandy, Matt, Justin, Dakota, Jimmy, Eva and Sandi.  We were there for Justin's opening game 'Cowboy Football!'  Beer choices are sometimes hard, but Drop Top carried the day, and we found that mother Eva reallllly liked it!

iPhone v3.0 Software Announced

Scheduled for release in June or so. Major new features.
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Home (All), Horses

We have a new baby!

After waiting 11 months we finally have our new baby pony.  Even before leaving California we tried to get Zanna pregnant but had little success with artificial insemination.  The original stud just didn't have good swimmers I guess. Well, last summer we...

Home (All), Work

I’m finally back here again

Looks like I'm getting an entry in here about once every year, whether it needs it or not. I never was good at journals. Well, the Flag Creek Cafe lasted until about July 15, at which time we completely understood why the restaurant business is so different from...

Food and Drink, Home (All), Work

Started a restaurant

It is now mid-may and we're still unpacking at home!  We have started a business as owners of the Flag Creek Cafe, located at the Meeker Golf Course. The startup is taking an inordinate amount of our time and energy, but after two weeks we are beginning to get our...

Home (All), Weather

Just an update

Spent a bit of time updating the pics pages and moving the site as a sub-web of my weatherweather.net site.  I've always been interested in weather phenomenon and after leaving Bakersfield it dawned on me that I'm finally living in an area that actually HAS...

Home (All), Horses, Travel

We have arrived in Colorado!

Well, we completed our move from Bakersfield to Meeker on November 1, 2001.  Everyone arrived safely and the people, dogs and horses are all fine.  We live about 3 miles outside of town on County Road 4, on the mesa overlooking Meeker and the White River...