Looking Rather Pastoral Out Our Backyard

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 […]

Planting Trees and Blueberry Bushes

Once again I ordered trees and bushes through Herkimer County Soil and Water district: 50 White Spruce and 10 blueberry bushes. The ten blueberry bushes were to fill in some holes in the existing row of bushes. We waited until noon to plant so the sun could warm up the day. Kathryn, Scout and Cullen […]

Snowshoe Repair

I got my snowshoes back from Mountain Soles. Other than the snow pile on the north side of my barn I have no snow to try them out. I got new decking support, rivets and deck wraps all for $100.

 

 

New Snowshoes

After 22 years of use I finally wore out my Atlas 1033 snowshoes. I don’t feel too bad about it, in fact, I am a little proud of the fact I have worn them out. Last year I wore out the deck wrap on the tail of the right shoe and got it repaired at […]

March Comes In Like A Lion

We got 20 inches of new snow Thursday night through Friday night. School was closed along with all businesses.

Camping Room

Our room over the garage was primarily used to store all our camping gear, hence the name “camping room”. The room is a generous 14′ x25′ / 350 square feet, but unfinished. We had insulated between the ceiling of the garage and the floor of the camping room, but the walls were not insulated and […]

What’s Going On?

It seems like spring weather. We heard red-winged blackbirds for the first time Sunday evening; they are usually the first arrivals. They have been singing like crazy since then. Our snow is mostly gone; just patches left scattered around. Which means we had to engage in the first round of the annual spring pick-up-dog-poop-in-the-yard ritual. […]

Tractor Chains

Since the temperatures were a balmy 20 degrees I decided to put the chains on my tractor. I brought two loads of wood into the garage and then parked the carry-all; probably for the winter…. My tractor chains are the double link and super heavy. I hang them on the side of the barn when […]

Timothy J. Skelly

Timothy J. Skelly of Spencerport died on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Predeceased by his wife, Roseanne (Starnino) Skelly; father and mother, J. Francis and Isabel Skelly. He is survived by his children, Sarah Skelly and Christopher Skelly; brothers, Patrick (Janice) Skelly, Thomas (Debbie) Skelly; sister, Kathryn (James) Muller; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Tim […]