Saturday, November 27, 2021

Holiday Stroll Red Wing Minnesota - 2021/11/26

After not attending last year's event it was great to be back for the 20th Anniversary of the Thanksgiving weekend community event.  Sponsored by local businesses, it's an event spanning a few days with most of the activities happening on Friday after Thanksgiving.  The weather was actually quite nice; the winds finally calmer, no precipitation liquid or solid, the temperature right at the freezing mark.  I arrived right at 5 PM and stayed until the end of the fireworks just after 8 PM.

I very comfortably put my steps in....with much praise that my numbers were up, even trending higher this year!!  There's a parallel with some other numbers soon to be made public so don't spoil the surprise.


The video is here....


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

2 Wheelin' Is Done For '21 - 2021/11/24

But there may still be glee with 3.  The pie slices are coming soon, it's simply too early, not even December yet.  I have seen a Preview, the news will shock you!

Today an almost mild afternoon....but change is definitely in the air for tomorrow.

STILL no ice!!!

I hope and trust that you all will have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 20, 2021

No Ice!! - 2021/11/20

We looked and looked but what did we expect with these balmy temperatures!?!

It wasn't a long ride but the quest for water kept it in striking distance.  No matter where we stopped, only liquid.

At the launch...

There were a few 'cubes in the close as we got to solid water.

These days shall return.....

The grade out here slight....

Friday, November 12, 2021

A Wonderful Surprise - 2021/11/12

I've been out on a mix of machines, looking for autumn colors and harvest operations in progress since the middle of October.  I'll have a Harvest Compilation ready soon but in the meantime, check this one out, filmed Sunday 2021/11/07 near Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin.

The Video


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Greenhouse Is Complete - 2021/11/10

I bet you thought it would never happen.

I was honestly wondering if it was ever going to happen.

Ol' Coop was a younger man when it arrived Memorial Day weekend.  The Chicken Coop had only just been completed, both structures dropped off out on the road by 18 wheelers timid about our driveway.  The packed chicken coop was unloaded at the end of the driveway into sub-sections and delivered on the motorcycle trailer to a spot next to the garage.  By the time the greenhouse was delivered (both kit buildings very late due to delivery issues) our tractor had been delivered and luckily, the brandie new 3 point Carry-All worked to lift and carry the heavy load in to the place.

Here it rests before it was moved to its next resting location.

There were a couple of reasons that we didn't get started on it right away.  One, its location was still being determined and a reason for that, we were still planning and not ready to get the garden fence up....the fence and greenhouse needed to work together.

Where it spent the summer.....

After bringing over the leftover load of driveway gravel and leveling a foundation pad, I opened up the crate and staged all of the wall sections last week.

As it went when we built the house, I was lucky.  My building partner wasn't asleep during her 3rd level Physics class....I might have missed a class or two.

We had and sometimes on.

Solar panel and ventilation fans installed.....

Temperature/Humidity Controller on the Right side wall.

The buried power is close...that needs to be finished, the building wired for AC.  Some shelving, a bit of door/vent hardware and I believe that we'll be ready to start seedlings next Spring.  Now I'll get the garden fence tapes put back on the posts and we'll take the portable solar electric chicken fence down.  Either it worked or the deer don't like blueberries or asparagus.

 I have to say these kits go together very well, are engineered well, all hardware included and instructions obvious to follow.  We're impressed and would recommend. 

(Jeff, Mark....I told you guys, Peg says NO motorcycles!  Your ethanol will go bad just that much quicker in there)

Monday, November 8, 2021

Magical Monday November Afternoon - 2021/11/08

It just doesn't get any more Novembery than this....

I don't think so....

P.S. - Guess who I met on a big Indian today??