Tuesday, February 18, 2014
This weekend we blocked up the interior of the beautiful fir frame that Marty built for around Susie's bakers table.
A little nip and tuck here and there and Dr. Martino had the frame secure and in place.
We're really happy with the final product.
They followed the deep furrow of the tractor tire in the new fallen snow like the Bobsledders that we've been watching in the Olympics.
It's kinda like spring training. It certainly makes for a good work out hulling gear in and out several times a day once the season gets rollin.
I guess now would be the time to make an open invitation to any one who would like to drill a few taps by hand...to swing on by and give it a try.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Not to be out done, the B0Bs got together for an ice extravaganza. BoB's on Ice II...Fire and Ice.
The plan called for an outdoor hot tub constructed of straw bales and tarp, heated with a 55 gal. drum.
Rodger and Zac stoked the fire and warmed up their stones.
Scott and I were matched up against Richard and one of the fellows from the Davis Family Band.
Even under these conditions the work of a good brooms man and mean the difference between a point and a poorly slid stone.
Matches continued into the evening and even though the day time temperatures never climbed above 12* F everyone enjoyed being outside celebrating the Olympic spirit.
When it came having the game figured out, Greg had the form.
There was plenty of food. I made a crown roast of wieners, with rosemary fried tators, bacon and bacon cheddar cheese. I fired up the grill and grilled up a Jackson county brown trout and a pheasant. Susie made some great carrot cake cup cakes to die for. Rodgers step father made his chilli. Jose made brownies and the boys grilled up seven more pheasants and some french bread.
The upper deck had another fire going too.
Moose's broom work coaxed the stone dead on the button.
I guess we won't be having any diving events this year!
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Yesterday was the IDIDARIDE Iowa's East Coast answer to the BRR Ride.
I thought some zip ties would help customize my slicks for a little more traction in the new fallen snow.
That's what I get for buying the cheapest zip ties I could find.
One was loaded down with split fire wood and the other with a portable fire pit.
Greg was geared up and ready to ride.
Cross country skiing, hiking or taking the dogs for a walk it all helps to make winter more enjoyable.
Keep the home fires and the portable fires burning!
Here's some more stuff that makes Iowa a great place.
Home to the most crooked street in the world, the largest strawberry and the biggest bullhead fish head statue–Iowa, “America’s Heartland,” has a reputation for being boring. Although, many residents will genuinely dispute that. One of them being photographer Sandy Dyas. She’s been journeying through her home state of Iowa for years in search of the complexities in the oft overlooked midwest.