black diamond sledding!!!

December 28, 2009

While enjoying an afternoon of sledding Erica and I inadvertently recreated the fabled sledding scene in “Christmas Vacation” .  We actually did manage to break the amateur recreational plastic sled land speed record on our second attempt.  The braking parachutes refused to deploy however and we had no choice but to wear holes in our boots attempting to slow down from mach 12.

land speed record for plastic sled...........broken!!!!

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Christmas festivities went off without a hitch here on the farm.  Temperatures remain cold but the skies have been relatively clear and sunny. Hope all of you had a great holiday, we did.

two great horned beasts have taken up residence in the backyard for the winter along with the usually freeloading deer and massive herd/armada of quail.

water freezes!!

December 11, 2009

In anticipation of the lake freezing over and ice fishing season about to start Bruce and I went up to the lake and took some water temperature readings.  with the air temperature in the teens the lake was somewhere between 37 and 40 so it has a ways yet to go before we get the 8 inches needed for a bunch of crusty fishermen to sit around on top of it all day.

-5 degrees

December 9, 2009

The past few nights have been negative five and the daily highs have been in the teens and twenties here at 4,000 feet in Ne Oregon.  The sun shines almost every day though and that is what’s most important to me.