Isolation Activities

During our lock down we have mixed work responsibilities with increased TV time, work out routines and home projects. Our home projects include:

Painting Eric’s bedroomTook chains off tractor and unhooked snowblower (never used this winter)Cleared painting supplies and hardware from basement shelving, cleaned and re-stockedStarted 43 garden seeds: 4 varieties of […]

Finish to Eric’s Painting Project

For the past week of isolation Eric Muller (17) has been painting his bedroom with a theme of his favorite NBA basketball team – The Phoenix Suns. This entailed white ceiling paint and multiple colors on the walls: gray, purple and orange. Additionally LED lighting and a Fathead logo decorated the walls. Multiple images […]

Impact of Carono Virus

We are pretty much social isolating. “NYS on Pause” is, I think, the official term. Basically everything but “essential services” has been ordered closed. People are told they should stay home, which is what we are doing. Jim is working from home, even though technically he was deemed “essential”. He went camping the […]

Painting Eric’s Bedroom

During the outage caused by the shelter in place Eric decided to paint his bedroom. It was last painted by Billie Jo and her high school boy friend – some 20 years ago. Eric has a theme based on the Phoenix Suns basketball team. We bought orange, purple, and light grey paint for the […]

Overnight Camping at Thomas H Burbine Forest

Burbine Forest (42.81569, -74.38742) is approximately 330-acres located on Pond Road, just off of Corbin Hill Road, Sprakers in the township of Charleston. During the great depression, many farmlands were abandoned and reverted back to state ownership. Often these lands were reforested by the Civilian Conservation Corps and are now state forests. In 1930, […]

Penn Bonc Hill Ski Trail Measurements

Elevation 1,286 feet (392 m)

Latitude: 43.2836807° Longitude: -75.2829462°

Trail Measurements

Trail Feet Miles House to Cookout Corner 2210 .42 House to top of Kirkland’s field 4077 .77 House to 1 mile meadow 5027 .95 Bench to Appliance Alley 791 .15 Bench to stream 1449 .27 Bench to Bench Loop 7286 […]

News From The North

The HP Varsity Basketball Team finished 1st in their league with a record of 11-9 and besting: Clinton, Sherburne-Earlville, Canastota, and Adirondack. As the 12th seed in the 25 team Center State Conference they ended up vs #5 ranked Marcellus (14-6) in the sectionals. Marcellus previously trounced HP by 37 during the regular season. […]

HP Sectionals vs Marcellus

HP Varsity faced Marcellus Friday Feb 21 at Marcellus.

HP played its best defense and the game was close throughout; ending each quarter within one point of another. The scales were tipped in the fourth quarter as players fouled out and Marcellus exploited their height advantage to capture several offense rebounds / put-backs. The […]

Ruffed Grouse Wing Beats

Cullen and I took a snowshoe hike this afternoon; to give Cullen some exercise and trim overhanging branches that threatened to poke my eyes. During the hike we saw raccoon tracks and lots of Ruffed Grouse snow shelters.

The ruffed grouse is famous for its winter roosting routine, commonly referred to as “snow […]

HP Golden Knights Varsity Basketball

The HP Varsity Basketball Team finished 1st in their league with a record of 11-9 and besting the four other teams: Clinton, Sherburne-Earlville, Canastota, and Adirondack. As the 12 seed in the 25 team Center State Conference they end up facing #5 ranked Marcellus (14-6) in the sectionals. Marcellus previously trounced HP by 37 […]