driving a huge tractor
power generating windmill

I got to check out one of those crazy windmills up close, and it was enormous.

Like seemingly everything in the windy plains of North-central Oregon, the windmills are huge too.  I have had a strange fascination with these since they started popping up in Eastern Washington. Having a sense that…

Central Oregon

Shooting out in the windy plains of northern Oregon

A friend of ours’ parents have a large farm near the town of Arlington, OR.  It’s a rural area with an annual rainfall of around 12 inches.  The enormity of the rolling windswept hills really…

We went to go shooting with our friend, and his dad let me drive a huge rubber-tracked tractor

I am still trying to get back to the “real world” today, but I will leave you with this little gem. I also got to stand at the base of a 400 foot tall windmill,…

Well the fancy pumpkins were a bust.

I have cut open 3 of the fancy Galeux D’Eysines pumpkins.  Something has gone horribly wrong, and I do not know what it is.  Either way, I have no desire to eat them. This is…

Dog liver treats

When we bought the 1/4 cow, the butcher gave us a bunch of extra livers. He had them sitting around, and people don’t generally love eating cow liver, so when I was willing to take…

I have been harboring an enormous beast of a spider.

This thing is terrifying.  I went to check on/top up the ducks’ food the other day, and came across SHELOB sitting in the deck box that I use to house their food and bedding material….