Monday, March 28, 2011

A Few Seattle Pictures

What a grand time we had in Seattle at our son's wedding! Sarah and Andy looked great...and very happy.
Here are a few pictures that were taken...two professional photographers were there, but those pics are not ready yet.
For now, I will post the "rookie" pictures.

The parties, company and city....out of this world FUN!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Is Getting Closer

The sun is out today but the temperature is still in the low 20's as I write this. Highs this week should be in the 40's by weeks end, so that is an improvement.
Today we are loading up the truck with supplies for our RV and heading to the lake where we have it parked.
We will get it cleaned up after it's long winter nap.
It is still too cold to clear the RV antifreeze out of the water lines, but there is plenty of other work to do.
Sue made new curtains for it this winter so we will get those hung. The material she used to make them is supposed to block out the sunlight...perfect for maybe even sleeping in and hiding from the early sunrises that summer brings.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Back from Seattle

WOW...what a trip! We made it back from our son's wedding Sunday night and have been attempting to get caught up at work and some sleep.
Sarah and Andy are a very neat couple and you can see the love.
I will be posting some pictures this stay tuned.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Soon to Seattle

Next week we will be heading off to Seattle for the wedding of our son Andy and his wonderful bride-to-be Sarah.
We are really looking forward to seeing the kids again and being a part of their special day.

Seattle is such a beautiful city and a very fun one as well.
Our other son Ben and his bride Anna will be flying out with us as well. They are fun to be with so we are really excited.
You can bet we will have lots of pictures to share!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mr. Fox Pays Coyote Ridge A Visit

You never know what you will see when you look out the window out here in the woods.
Sue peeked out and there it was....another red fox.

Now that the weather is a bit(very little bit) warmer, the animals appear to be venturing out.
The guys who delivered the tractor the other day saw a coyote run across our country lane as they were driving in.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mr. Deere Has Arrived at Coyote Ridge

About a month ago I wrote about the search for a new tractor to take care of snow removal and lawn care duties here at Coyote Ridge.
I published a picture of a tractor I was lusting over.

Well, Sue looked at the checkbook and informed me that $150,000 was no where to be found. Really?
So I throttled back my desires and ordered a 2011 John Deere X360 with hydraulic lifts, power steering, cruise control, tilt steering and a few other goodies. The blower really tosses the snow and is very easy to operate with the hydraulic lift.
Here are a few pictures.

Twelve inches of snow now in the forecast for next week...bring it on!

Is Spring on the Way?

It has been on the chilly side here in Minnesota with the average temperatures well below normal.
Today we inched above the freezing mark with the possibility of a "major" weather event next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Now I doubt the major weather event will involve warm temperatures so we can all assume that more snow is in the forecast.
So far this season we have received about eight feet of snow. If you count the drifts, put that total in the double digits.
I do have some good news to report. My new John Deere is expected to arrive late today. I was almost afraid that I would not be able to re-arrange snow with it this season...but....anything can (and usually does) happen in March.
I will get some pictures as we christen Mr. Deere with champagne in the next few days.