Friday, March 25, 2011

The 24 hours of Le Mons will be at Infineon this weekend. It might be too late to fit it into the schedule for the visiting Germans. On August 6-7, the 24 hours of Le Mons will be at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sebring 2011 Picks

LMP1: Car #01, Highcroft Racing HPD ARX-01-e.
REASON: Quadruple threat: Brabham, Franchetti and Pagenaud are good drivers, and the Michelin man is on the side of the car.

LMP2: Car #055, Level 5 Racing Lola-Honda
REASON: Hunter-Reay is a good driver. Unfortunately Microsoft is the sponsor rather than a creepy anime guy, but we'll just have to see how that goes.

GT: Car #040, Robertson Racing Doran Ford GT-Elan
REASON: A. Robertson has an awesome Wile E. Coyote helmet. They probably won't win though. Car #099 Jaguar RSR has better shot since they have three good drivers with DeMatta, Junqueira and Servia.

GTE AM: Car #60, Gulf AMR Middle East Aston Martin Vantage
REASON: It is an Aston, and if it really is funded by some Middle Eastern wealthy guy or country, they should be able to throw enough money at it for it to win.

LMPC: Car # 005, Core Autosport Oreca FLM09
REASON: Dalziel is a good driver, Bennet's exclamation helmet is awesome.

GTC: Car #066, TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
REASON: Roast's are tasty.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy birthday to Barbara and Sharon!


Museo de Oro

Bogota Beer Company



La Finca

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fernando Botero's original Familia painting. Located at Museo Botero in Bogota, Colombia.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Birthday Boy

The Mohawk River was high Saturday night. Rosendale Rd. Was closed over night.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

There is some real gems on Netflix, particularly with respect to films that have a nomadic-pastoralist theme.

Today I watched Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life, which was a documentary filmed in 1924 on the journey of a village of nomadic herdsmen in Iran to more productive rangelands. The (silent) narration is kind of funny, too.

Sweetgrass touched a little closer to home as it reflects something approximating the type of work that I do. This movie presents the modern day equivalent to the transhumant grazing system presented in Grass. Ignore the comments on this movie in Netflix, they are either completely wrong or completely out of touch. Sweetgrass is not appropriate for children beyond the first 15 to 20 minutes.

Even Miss Potter (the biography of Beatrix Potter) had a working landscapes conservation message at the end.

Happy birthday Paul!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Today Philip and I participated in a lambing workshop up in the foothills. We learned all kinds of useful things about raising sheep.

Rachel is checking body condition on this ewe:

Adequate body condition (i.e., fat stores) is important for conception and lactation.

This little guy is getting ready for new lamb processing:

He's not going to need those.

Go meat!