Fort Ticonderoga

We met our friends Kent & Kathi in Lake George and toured Fort William Henry on Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champagne. Named Carillon by the French in 1755 and known to the soldiers in the American Revolution as “the old French Fort,” Fort Ticonderoga stood at the center of 2 wars and […]

Estimated Firewood as of 15Oct2017

I estimate that Kathryn and I have cut approximately 19 face cords of firewood in the past few weeks. We have been fortunate in that the weather most weekends has been dry and warm.

Re-Arranging the Living Room Furniture

Our living room is a 261 square feet (14.5′ x 18′) and designing useful arrangements has been difficult. Primarily, the room is used for Eric to watch Netflix and eat snacks or in the winter it is used as a reading room when one wants to sit near the wood stove. One of the motivators […]

Status of the Woodpile

Kathryn and I have been cutting firewood on weekends since we came back from vacation. We got a lot of dead ash from the junction of north trail and the spring trail as well as the intersection of north trail and the angle trail. In cutting there we were pulling dead ash out of the […]

Hudson River

Skip and I planned an overnight trip down the Hudson River from Harris Lake, Newcomb to the Gooley Club take out neat Indian Lake a distance of about 14 miles encompassing several Class II and III rapids. There are two designated two takeouts. The first is 7.3 miles from the launch at a steel bridge […]

Oregon Vacation

After months of planning, research and discussion we took a two week vacation in Oregon to include 2 days along the coast, a 4 day white water rafting trip on the Rogue River, a trip to Crater Lake, spending three days with our friends in Eugene, staying at SunRiver Resort in central Oregon, trekking to […]

2017 Volley Llamas

The 2017 Volley Llamas Team…..Eric Muller, Kathryn Skelly Muller, Margaret Fusco, BillieJo Davis in front. Joshua Darrow, Jim Muller, Tim Reed and Ryan Huggins in the back row. Currently in 3rd place in our 10 team Wednesday night recreational league.

Thunder & Hail Storm

We had a pretty big thunderstorm with big hail that shredded our deck awning and knocked down leaves and vegetation.

Weekend Activities

This weekend Kathryn and I weeded along the back fence line; pulling weeds, running the brush hog and then the mower. Eric and I picked rocks from the newly graded minnow pond and seeded grass. I weeded the garden and planted small rows of peas, yellow wax beans and kale to be ripe in early […]

St Regis Lakes

Exploring the Upper St. Regis Lake, Spitfire Lake, and Lower St. Regis Lake Lakes provides views of historic Great Camps. These lakes are connected by wide channels. These are a large lakes vulnerable to weather, which can create choppy water. Three accessible boat launches and one carry that is only .6 miles long adds up […]