Thursday, June 30, 2011
While I can't guarantee I'll be able to go visiting many others this week, please click on the link above to see what others are sharing this week in Skywatch Friday.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
It was a nice evening weather-wise as it rained all around our area, but just a few drops sprinkled the spectators in the stadium. I think that was a good omen for the hometown team.
The game was a closely fought contest, and in the end the Commandos prevailed, winning 16-10 over the Rams.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I did a terrible job last week of visiting the other participants in World Bird Wednesday so I'm not linking up. I know it will be a busy week again. But I do encourage you to click on the logo above and see what others have seen lately.
Monday, June 20, 2011
a) back to being a worker bee today;
b) I'll be busy as a bee this week;
c) I'll need to remember to stop and smell the flowers when it gets hectic.
Have a great week!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Ground breaking on the dam started on July 16, 1933 and officially completed on January 31, 1943. Approximately 8,800 people worked on the project at it's peak. The payroll for the dam was among the largest in the nation. The Bureau of Reclamation Histories employment figures from 1933 to 1939 put the total man-hours at 37,000,119 and compensation at $34,650,244 - an average of $.93 per hour! Construction conditions were dangerous and 77 workers died. Women were allowed to work only in the dorms and the cookhouse.
Note: Information about the dam's workforce came from many different sources on the web. While it is easy to find information about the dam itself, I had to do some digging to find out more about the people who built it.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Springman at the Pine River Review is the host of World Bird Wednesday. Click on the logo above to start your virtual birding tour.
Today mark's the third anniversary of my blog. My how time has flown!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
There was still a lot of snow up there when we crossed on the 28th.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
We've been working putting the final touches on the what seems to be the never ending construction project at the Chicken Dance Ranch, namely door trim and baseboard moulding. Nothing is ever as easy as it seems and every task is a new skill to acquire. Luckily the style of trim we are doing is rustic. It doesn't require the precise measurements and fit of other trim styles. We are taking our time and trying to get as close to perfect as we can.
Today we completed the trim (both sides) of three doors. Three more full ones to go plus three entry doors. Then we can do the baseboards. Hopefully we can finish it all by the end of this weekend.
PS - this is my first attempt at mobile blogging with the Droid phone. I hope it works, including the picture!