Tuesday, December 30, 2014

24 Hours of Homestead

The race begins at midnight and I will be the first or second driver out of 4.
Car #101
Live timing can be found here
Check the forum for in race updates/links to live cams, potentially here but a new forum thread may start so look around

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Silas Christmas

 Aunt Heather inadvertently got Silas some pjs with Normas on them. Someone got pretty excited when he saw them.

Silas is busy, he has an important phone call.

Silas decided he was the king of Christmas.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas is over.

Insurance only covered one night in the barn after a normal delivery, so the new parents are headed home.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Snow and Cold

Christmas House

O Christmas Meat! O Christmas Meat!
Much pleasure thou can'st give me;

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Went to the Lake Placid for the bobsleigh

It was winter



 See, Lake Placid

It was good

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014



Sunday, December 07, 2014

Nutcracker Weekend

Awesome show yesterday:

Chinese Dance costume:

Walker's Point:


Sunday, November 30, 2014

25 Hours of Thunderhill

The NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill will be this weekend. Entry list information is available here: http://www.nasa25hour.com/ and live stream commentary will be available at: http://endurance-radio.com/index.html. Check out Endurance Radio's partners page, too.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gift Exchange

After an early airing of grievances the Christmas gift exchange drawing is as follows:

Noah gives to Paul
Kate gives to Peter
Cyndy gives to Noah
Paul gives to Donnie
Peter gives to Kate
Donnie gives to Christine
Chris gives to Phil
Christine gives to Rachel
Phil gives to Cyndy
Rachel gives to Joel
Joel gives to Chris


I earlier this month I spent most of a week doing range seeding as part of a demonstration project. As it turns out, I could have consulted Dad on this project since he has done plenty of similar work. That is a John Deere 5400 and a Truax Flex II Series Grass Drill. Seeding 78 acres with a four foot seeding width at four mph takes a very long time.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Union Hockey

2014 NCAA championship trophy on display at Messa Arena.

Day Peckinpaugh

Went past the house Saturday afternoon. Was being towed by the Benjamin Elliot tug.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Happy birthday to Cameron!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Happy birthday Rachel!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

 Philip collected some chestnuts from trees near his office. He let them dry out for a week or two then cleaned them today. We are planning to roast them on Thanksgiving.
 Silas got to hang out in his camo PJs and watch.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

All Hollows Mountain Bike Race

Thursday night Oliver entered in his first mountain bike race. It was held at night at Central Park in Schenectady. He used two handle mounted headlights and one on his head.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

 Philip is taking an equestrian class at UC Davis and Silas and I tagged along yesterday. Philip rode a REALLY big horse named Merlin.

 It rained during the first part of Philip's class so Silas and I played in the car. Silas loves to drive.
 After the horse class we went to the UC Davis Arboretum plant sale and bought some shade tolerant shurbs and grasses for our back yard. Silas pulled the cart.
It was way past nap time when we finally loaded the plants into the car and headed home. Silas fell asleep immediately.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Merck Forest, VT

Oliver and I did a Boy Scout backpack camping trip to Merck Forest in Vermont. It was a few miles east of Salem, NY. 2.5 mile hike in and set up camp, rained almost the whole time. Night time temp was in the mid 30's. Starting to sleet and snow hiking out on Sunday. Oliver did really good hiking with all the gear.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

6 hrs Fuji

At the 4:30:15 mark (race time) of the FIA WEC 6 hours of Fuji, John Hindhaugh references an observation made by a sports car racing "expert"(?). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HgXBIctlH0&list=UUBLxHEiGx78ldgqnltaJlZQ

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy birthday to Philip and Elliot!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Maple Ski Ridge Tractor Show

Oliver went to a tractor show at Maple Ski Ridge. He brought the Jacobsen1450 tractor. He suggested they have a parade of tractors, so they did. He also drove a 2cyl John Deere Model G tractor (the one behind him in the parade photos)