Saturday, October 31, 2009

Parade at Birchwood. Party at Birchwood friday night. Trick or Treat at Crossgates mall saturday afternoon. Night trick or Treating was pretty much a rain out.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This is the start of my 2010 motorsport master schedule.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Sebring 1970 from the State Library and Archives of Florida

The audio and video are greatly improved after a minute.

Monday, October 19, 2009

1 Pound Leeks, sliced
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Quart Stock
1 Pound Potato, peeled, cubed
Some Milk

Sweat leeks in butter until soft(salt, of course), add stock, boil, add potato, cook. Blend. Add milk, pepper if you want.

Or do it differently.
Waiting for soup.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

We went to the Return of the Salmon Festival on Saturday at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery. This is when fall-run chinook salmon return to Battle Creek (and other creeks) to spawn and then die after spending several years in the ocean. We were told that this year's salmon run seems to be both better than last year (which was horrible) and better than expected, but still not all that great. There were also some steelhead coming through, but these were just measured and released upstream.

Holding tank for Salmon before they are brought in to the "Spawning Building":

The white stuff on them is a fungus. At this point in their life they don't eat and don't use any energy for healing wounds (as they would when in the ocean), so any injuries develop a fungal growth.

Chinook working their way up the fish ladder to the holding tank:

Rachel in the incubation room. The trays hold the fertilized eggs and have water constantly flowing through them.

The Coleman National Fish Hatchery releases 2 million chinook salmon each year and 200,000 end up returning to the hatchery. I would say that these statistics show pretty good survivorship.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Where's the soup?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Jen! You're still older!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy birthday to Philip and Elliot!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Spent most of the day doing stuff and playing in the yard. Went to Union vs. Maine hockey game. Union wins 6-3.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


Sunday, October 04, 2009

Albany based Tug the Crow pushing two Navy barges west on sunday.

Oliver had his Scooby Doo themed birthday party saturday. Kate and I stayed up till 4:30am friday night constructing this cardboard Mystery Machine. He also had a Mystery machine cake by Kate.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Donnie and Friends, Sheep for sale

Future Farmers and Goats