Monday, December 27, 2010

Much better than the monks

For some leftover Christmas spirit, you couldn't do better than these Alaskan fifth graders and their friends. (Yes, there are some apostrophe issues. The You-Tube page says that the teacher -- probably the young pony-tailed guy in the last scene -- will use them as a teaching opportunity when the kids get back to school in January. Wonderful, anyway!)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Look who's fourth in the nation

and first in New York State for JPI (Jersey Performance Index):

(click to enlarge) We are, that's who!

Just so you know, it was 5 below zero five minutes ago when Dad went up to the barn. By the time he got back just now, it was 6 below. And it isn't even winter yet! (I assume this is happening because dihydrogen monoxide hasn't been banned yet . . . )


Monday, December 06, 2010


I don't usually post cute-animal pictures, but I had to make an exception this time, for obvious reasons.


Are Environmentalists Hypocrites?

A Story I heard today:

Ex-VP Al Gore's daughter had a house built in the Catskills. 7,000 square feet. They buried 3 2000 gallon propane tanks. It has a thousands of feet long heated driveway. It has an outside heated pool. Though the occupants are there only a small portion of the time, the driveway is heated all the time. Tipper flew in on a helicopter to view the construction.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The barn cats keep turning on the mow conveyor

This is the kind of thing that you just can't explain to someone who's never lived on a farm.