Sunday, February 21, 2010


While we are really enjoying watching the Olympics, restlessness set in this afternoon, and we headed out for some snowshoeing.  It was sunny and in the 20s, a beautiful February afternoon.

We headed out to our pasture, just to check the borders.  This deer path is in the west pasture directly next to the house. The deer have tromped quite a path.  They like to eat out of the bird feeders on the north side of the house.

Next, out to the southeast corner to check out the bench.  It's a nice place to head in the summer mornings for a cup of coffee.

It was buried to the seat. 

We moved on.  No rest for us there!

The little dog was in charge of checking out all the rodents in the snow.  His snout gets covered.


All in all, it was a good day to be a dog out in the sunshine.

Not bad to be a snowshoer, either.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

High School season is over, and only the Devo season remains. On the weekends, Girl of the House skis with the Welch Village Junior Devo Team.

Saturday we drove up to Powder Ridge in Kimball, MN for a Devo race.  It was 22 degrees.  Down right tropical in comparison to a month ago when she raced in -25 degree temps.

You just gotta love these small Minnesota ski hills.  

You see such a wide variety of skiers and snowboarders.

When I learned to ski in high school, we wore blue jeans.  It just wasn't cool to even admit to owning snow pants.  Boys wore long underwear beneath their jeans, girls wore pantyhose.  Good to see that still works!

A true Minnesotan ski family.  For lunch, they set up in the parking lot.  It was amazing to see all the equipment come out of the back of this Suburban.  

Burgers, wieners, and a Mich Golden Light - what more do you need?

(Love the cow apron.)