Monday, May 16, 2022

South Shore - May 2022

Just a quick upload here of some photos from my weekend camping in Herbster, Wisconsin, no time to do much of anything with a great deal of video that was taken.  This week will go by quickly, it's already short and next weekend is the Great River Road Rally put on by the Madison BMW Club.  We will once again return to the Lion's Park in Soldiers Grove.

When I left home, 97 degrees with a heat index of 105.  Thursday evening on the shores of Lake Superior...

My first bannock in too long....mixed too much, a bit too thick for my pan.

But it was good...

Especially good with this T-bone from Scholze Family Beef in Humbird, WI.  Thanks Will, it was wonderful!

I took a bunch of video, there will be another the future.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

First Ride With New Capability- 2022/05/10

A new camera to take along on my rides and hopefully other adventures.  Both the camera and the software need more time and practice...I intend to take it.

Take a look and see what you think from Saturday afternoon's ride.

The video

Monday was a very warm, cloudy windy day with temperatures that often stir up our Spring weather.  It happened.  A Tornado Watch was issued late afternoon until 10pm.  After 4:00 I decided it was perfect for an 80+ degree ride through the dales.  It got sticky.....a MN record dew point for May.

I stopped at this cemetery, just curious if one of our old relatives might be buried there.  His family's farm was visible from where I parked the bike but I do know that he was a member of a congregation further away.  I have to assume that his people are buried there since I didn't find them at Belvidere Union.  I read on the plaque that the property for the peaceful place was donated by a local man after his 2 year old daughter died; her headstone located on the higher ground.

The sun was out and so was the felt lovely, the brightest it had been all day.

Looking can see what I would call summer haze.  But it was a sign of what was on the way.

A stop here to get a look to the NE.

Not all that much later, I turned to the West.

We had a bit of small hail, 1.3" of rain and a couple blasts of wind and then later, back to butterflies and rainbows. 

The sun was too far gone for rainbows.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

The Rest That Run Have - 2022/05/09

A lovely weekend with some scattered responsibilities gave me the push I needed to get the rest of the bikes out for their first run in bright skies.  The loops weren't long but they were long enough to justify some spring air in the tires, new tabs and the petcocks that are set to "ON".

In this order....the '98 VStar 650.

2004 Honda Helix...

1978 Yamaha XS650...

1978 Honda 400 Auto...

These ran but had already run...

A Friday morning breakfast with Eric in Winona.

Other events, there was a Prescribed Burn next door....

This was on Tuesday.

We had a few gentle showers this morning, Sunday morning and this is how it looks Sunday evening.

Peg gets points at work, redeemable in the gift shop so she plans to take up kayaking.  She's been talking about a month off for a Lake Superior crossing.  I'll be satisfied with the Frontenac Pond when I get my chance.

I helped Peg get more of her raised beds assembled....

The potatoes and peas are the only things in the garden so far though we do have a lot of plants more than anxious to be out there with them.

Now for the really tough news....Peg and I were heartbroken last Monday morning.  I was just getting my shoes on to make my last doctor appointment, 8:30 in bright daylight, when I looked out the window and saw a coyote with one of our Buff chickens in its mouth.  By the time we got outside, yelled and chased, the only evidence we had were 5 piles of feathers in the yard.  Three chickens were frantic way out by the line fence and only later did one more come out from hiding in the weeds.  We knew it could happen, satisfied that we had them protected overnight and were relying on faith for their survival during the day.  Our little family has become smaller and those 5 are missed more than we could have imagined.

It's finally getting warmer, the snow is gone and it is time for the green to grow!

Time to ride too.