Volley Llamas Playoffs 2018

Our Volley Llamas 2018 team finished the regular season solidly in 2nd place in the ten team league. Dig Pink finished in 1st place with only 3 losses (2 imposed by Volley Llamas) and Scrappers finished in 3rd place.

The Volley Llamas summer season ended after reaching the finals after playoff wins 2-0 over […]

RIP – 1991 Volvo 240 Sedan

I bought this 1991 Volvo 240 Sedan upon the recommendation of my mechanic, Larry. A retired Herkimer school teacher wanted to have a ‘sportier’ car (i.e. BMW) as ‘her last car’. The car had only 58,378 miles on it; mint condition; with extra snow tires. The previous owners kept a little booklet recording everything […]

Eric’s Tonsils

Eric finished up his Freshman year with various end-of-school get-togethers, including one he had here. On Tuesday he had his tonsils removed. He had some minor issues, so we didn’t get discharged when we anticipated. One issue was nausea, probably from the anesthesia and pain medication. The other issue was his uvula was so swollen […]

Cullen Blowing his Coat

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

Looking Rather Pastoral Out Our Backyard

Paddling the Kunjamuk with the Helmers

We took advantage of the nice weather and did a day trip up & back the Kunjamuk.

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 […]