Tuesday, February 19, 2013

President's Day Geochaching

The grand kids had a holiday from school, 
so we decided to look for some geocaches.

Although the temps were in the 40's, the wind was fierce.

We visited several picturesque cemeteries.

Some even had facilities.

And picked up some sparkly rocks along the long long railway.

We ended up in Frankfort, Indiana where one
 of the geochaches was at an old castle-like school called "Old Stoney".

And another was finding this mural near the downtown square.

We finished off our adventure with lunch at the Milky Way Drive-In.
Good old fashioned food.

You just never know what kind of surprises you'll find!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ice Scuptures

Four degrees Fahrenheit overnight and the creek started to re-freeze.

Leaving interesting ice formations

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Maple Syrup Time

We've collected 20 gallons of sap & 
decided today would be a good day to try the new evaporator.

Rick, aka Bob the Boiler!

Five hours of boiling and lots of steam

A final boil on the stove

The end result:
21 maple leaf shaped bottles
2 small sample jugs

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Muskrat in Winter

This guy was busily collecting underwater vegetation and diving under the ice to his burrow.

Friday, February 1, 2013