Sunday, July 15, 2018

Made it to the lake today

 I finally made it back to the lake today. I launched from Longbow and followed a couple of pontoon boats part way out to the main lake. They both stopped about halfway at a flat beach area.
 It was remarkably smooth for most of the way out the channel towards the lake. It was overcast, but not really any wind.
 The lake was a bit more churned up from boat traffic, but still wasn't real bad. I ran the boat all the way to the north end and back.

I parked here for a little while and got wet. This cove has a nice sandy bottom .

Monday, July 9, 2018

New steps for the porch

 I had started the step replacement yesterday and finished it up today after work. The new ones are a lot more solid feeling than the old ones were.
Most of the reasons are visible here. The boards were getting a bit rough and warped.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Ugly, but it worked!

 The drive belt on the tractor broke just before I was finished mowing the back yard.
 The blades and motor still ran fine, so I popped the hydro drive into neutral and found another drive source to move it with
It wasn't very pretty, but with Heather's help, we finished mowing the yard. I'll pick up a new belt and get it changed before I start the pasture.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Finally lake time

 I finally made it up to the lake today. We've been having a lot of storms, but I got up before they started today.
 Being a holiday weekend, it was busy, but I did expect that. My north end cove was empty when I got to it. That surprised me, but I took advantage of it.
 The water was way warmer than I thought it would be, even considering the hot spell we have had. I was expecting mid 70's, but it was mid 80's. It felt great floating around in it for a couple hours.
The storms were closing in when I took off for the launch ramp, but I beat them back. I hit a few sprinkles on the way home, but most of it waited until after I had the boat put away. It was a nice day!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Tomatoes planted

I got the rest of the tomato plants picked up this morning and planted after I finished prepping the last two buckets. Nature took care of watering them today. We have a Beefsteak, an Oxheart, and two Romas. I hope they do well.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stump hauling

 Heather took a couple of pictures last weekend while I was hauling the stumps out of the front yard and back to the burn pile.
They were big enough to limit the cart to one per trip, which made it fun to throw them up onto the pile.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Back to work and a new truck

 Finally got called back to work and got a new truck to drive when I got there this morning. It's a 2018 Mack Granite 10 speed.
It doesn't ride quite as nice as the Peterbilt did, but it is a nice truck, and comfortable to drive.