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 […]

Breaking Snowshoe Trails

On Wednesday I managed to snowshoe around the whole loop – 2 hours a 10 minutes and an accomplishment for me that I probably couldn’t have done a week earlier. Reducing the beta blockers has been beneficial.

But as soon as we get a nice trail, Mother Nature brings us a Thursday full of […]

The Adventures of Cullen Underfoot

This past week the whole family (K, J, & Eric) were all at home. It was VERY windy, with strong wind gusts, but no precipitation and the temperatures were moderate. Eric and I took advantage of the reasonable weather to bring a couple loads of wood up into the garage. Since we were out […]

Letter to Barbara

Kathryn took Dakota and Izzabella to an overnight in Rochester.  They joined other Skelly’s to watch Pat’s daughter, Nicole, perform her Renaissance Faire routine, The Gwendolyn Show, as part of a benefit.  They stayed in a hotel and did some shopping on Saturday before returning home.

For Christmas Eric got me a card game […]

When Is It Winter Camping?

Winter is associated with migration, hibernation, changes in animal behavior, plants becoming dormant, and humans experiencing special health concerns ranging from hypothermia to seasonal depression. Winter even invokes its own special vocabularies to describe the conditions (e.g. black ice, whiteouts, and corn snow).

Descriptions of winter camping depend on geographic location, opportunities to […]

Early December Status

We have had good snowfalls enabling us to snowshoe and XC Ski only to have our trails washed out due to rain.

The HP Varsity Basketball team has a 1-3 record losing to undefeated, hot shooting Cazanovia, Utica Academy of Science and Oneida and winning over Chittenango. Coach was clear he was playing an […]

Thanksgiving 2019

We had 17participants for Thanksgiving: Billie Jo and her family of Joel, Stone and Dakota: Dave, Liz and Jack; Rob and Linda; Kelly, Mike, Izzabella, Phoenix and Jesse; Eric, Kathryn and Jim. As usual set and clean up were a major undertaking and Kathryn cooked a perfect meal. We tried something new this year […]

RIP Scout

Our beautiful Scout died. There was never a more devoted companion, gentle, affectionate disposition and sweetheart of a dog. Such a big empty space in our lives right now.

The first week we had her we couldn’t come up with an appropriate name. But then we saw the little girl play the […]