Think of a ski resort and mow the trails with that in mind. _________________________ It was hard to imagine that on the 24th day of September when leaves were changing color and starting to fall, the temperature outside was 88 degrees. What better opportunity than a summer-like day to mow the trails in preparation for cross-country skiing this […]
Darn it, I thought as we approached the turn off to Moise and noticed snow on the mountains of the National Bison Range. I had a hunch that the Red Sleep Drive would be closed, but it wasn’t confirmed until we arrived at the visitor’s center where a ranger told us that 3 inches of […]
We arrived at the rendezvous to discover that the rest of our muzzleloading club was hiding out in their tents. The rain, which had started pouring down on the previous day, had proved to be a bit much for everyone. After getting some supplies together, we headed over to sign up for the […]
Week 1 The orange sign with the green 4H clover was propped on the rural mail box marking the turn to Lapp’s farm. After a long cold winter the snow was melting and the road to the farm-house was muddy. As we passed the white farmhouse, I noticed that it looked empty and said that […]
While Martin City may not be a balmy Black Sea resort, it is famous for its own form of winter sports. Here we watch brave souls endure brutal wind chills to witness the annual Cabin Fever Days’ bar stool races.
Learning to make lye soap the cold-process way is a rewarding experience. Not simply because you can brag to your friends that you have made homemade soap, but because you know that you’ve learned a practical skill; a skill that will benefit you even if you never make another bar of soap. It’s a basic […]
On May 8, 2010, I published a blog post titled “10 Ideas for an Outdoorsy Mother’s Day”. The post received some feedback, but the Squidoo Lens I made on the topic has done pitifully – at least in the internet traffic department. I was hoping to inspire moms to get active and do something other […]
How would you feel if the sun was shining, your family was bored, and all you could come up with, for fun, was to take a ride to look for a hose tower? I mean…it was something I wanted to do, but——>eventually. I didn’t think I wanted to waste a perfectly good day on it, […]