Pears are ripening

Kathryn rigged tarps under the pear trees to catch those starting to ripen and fall.

Trail Riding at Otter Creek

Our friends Jim and Pam invited us to overnight camp with them and their horses (Max & Freck) at Otter Creek Horse Trails. The Otter Creek Horse Trails are a series of interlocking horse trails comprising about 65 miles located on both the Independence River Wild Forest Unit of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. The trail […]

Return to Moshier

Eric spent the night at BillieJo’s playing video games with Stone while Kathryn, Skip, Matt, Nathan and I camped overnight at Moshier Reservoir. The fishing wasn’t quite as good, but the company and weather were superb. We heard lots of Barred Owls during the night and managed to sleep for almost 11 hours.

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Anniversary 42

Kathryn and I celebrated our 42nd year of marriage. Things are beginning to look more like this cartoon.

Cullen Blowing his Coat

It only took about 20 minutes of brushing to get this amount hair out of Cullen.

Transition To Summer Vacation

Eric had two regents tests to finish up his school year. He feels he aced the math. He says he thinks he “didn’t do too bad” on the science. The last week of school, we got emails from photography and English that he missed assignments so his grade was in the 50s for both. He […]

Empire State Senior Games

Kathyrn joined a team of women from Syracuse and Rochester to compete in the 65+ Division at the Empire State Senior Games in Cortland. She had a fabulous time at the Empire State Senior Games and played some great volleyball. Their team won most of the games they played against the next-younger age bracket teams […]

Crown Point Bird Banding – Year 3

For the third year in a row Kathryn volunteered to do bird banding at the Crown Point station. She overcame flu-like symptoms prior to leaving and ended up staying in a hotel rather than camping with the pop-up camper. Below she is handling an Indigo Bunting.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird laying on it’s back.

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Ice Out

Kathryn and I took a walk through the woods, but found 6″ of snow in several places. The ice cleared off of two of our ponds, but not this one.

With the help of the dogs we chased the Canada Geese off one of our ponds and then located our evergreen trees in the […]

The Dog Walker

Our winter weather has been sporadic for sure. This past week one of Kathryn’s friends visited with a plan to go XC skiing. They caught the last two days of snow before rain and warm temperatures melted it all away. Instead of XC skis and snowshoes it’s rubber boots and trying to avoid the soggy […]