20151029

The Universe fits in my backyard

151029 The Universe is NOT infinite... it fits in my backyard.
As far as the Chickens know, the backyard IS the universe... and they're perfectly happy anyway.


Pic 140823i 2731 Backyard Chickens Sophia Shmoo Barney Cheekie .JPG
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20151022

Simon hops onto my toe looking for some loving.


151020 After a walk on the beach, Simon hops onto my toe looking for some loving.
At home he jumps on my toe and gets a free ride up as I tip the recliner back.. .. then he walks up my leg and lays down under my chin ... waiting to be hugged.
N Shore Lake Superior.
 


Pic 151012aq N Shore Lake Superior Temperance River Van Camping Pigeon on my shoe Simon.JPG
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ditching project at my farm.

151020 Before and after same section that's on my land ... ditching project at my farm. A total of about 2.5 miles of ditch reconditioned.
(I want that bulldozer ... or the backhoe).
. . SO many government agencies involved and permits required ... very complicated. I'm glad my neighbor is doing all the work.
 




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Pic 151018c Harris Ditch project.JPG
Pic 151018f Harris Ditch project dozer.JPG
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20151019

Simon Pigeon pretending to be a Seagull,

151019 Simon Pigeon pretending to be a Seagull,
at Grand Marais MN harbor, N Shore Lake Superior.



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Simon Pigeon loves to build things ... then knock them down.

151019 Lindstrom Jessies Kids, Simon playing
Simon Pigeon loves to build things ... then knock them down.
 
 Building
 
Demolish.
 Survey the damage.


Pic=151017c Lindstrom Pigeon Playing Henry Simon.JPG
Pic=151017e Lindstrom Pigeon Playing Henry Simon.JPG
Pic=151017d Lindstrom Pigeon Playing Henry Simon.JPG
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20151015

Simon - Superior Hiking Trail Palisade Head, Tettegouche State Park (Part 3)



151015 Simon braves strong winds to stay on ground at the
top of Palisade Head / Simon frolics on the beach ... on N shore of Lake Superior.
"Simon Pigeon goes Camping and Hiking" (Part 3).


 A 200 foot vertical drop at Palisade Head.
There were a few cliff climbers there... I wonder if their Mothers knew?


It was Very windy, I feared Simon might blow away.



We walked down to the pebble beach at Tettegouche State Park

 Simons very first experience with waves... He did NOT like waves AT ALL. Was very vocal about it. ... ...
I set him down on the wet area... first wave... Zooooom headed for high ground, cussing loudly all the way.


 I had NO idea Simon was so talented, but he was having great fun.


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Pic 151011bk  Superior Hiking Trail Palisade Head Simon.JPG
Pic 151011bl  Superior Hiking Trail  Tettegouche State Park.JPG
Pic 151011bo  Superior Hiking Trail  Tettegouche State Park Pigeon beach waves Simon.JPG
 Pic 151011bp  Superior Hiking Trail  Tettegouche State Park Pigeon Beach stacked rocks Simon.JPG



20151014

Simon Pigeon goes thru tunnel at nearly 60 mph.

151014 I thought for sure Simon Pigeon would panic as we entered this tunnel at nearly 60mph, but... he didn't even blink ~:<)
.Maybe it's because he's traveled thousands of miles riding on the dashboard?













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"Simon Pigeon goes Camping and Hiking". Part 1.

"Simon Pigeon goes Camping and Hiking". Part 1.

Simon thought it was very unreasonable to allow "Foot Travel Only".
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Lake Superior North Shore, Sawtooth mountains.
Superior Hiking Trail is ranked as one of the top 10 hiking trails in the world. Can be hiked in many segments, but total length is 255 miles, and as high as 1,150 feet above Lake Superior. ... Great views, a very rugged trail in parts.
This time, we only hiked a very short portion of the trail, but hiked many miles (mostly vertical) at many of the rivers and waterfalls along the North Shore between Duluth and Grand Marais MN.




20151007

Simon to our Bayfield farm/cabin Apple Festival


151006 Simon to our Bayfield farm/cabin Apple Festival
Simon Pigeon was so excited... We're on our way to our cabin last weekend for the Bayfield WI Apple Festival.
 Pic = 151003g to Bayfield Pigeon on Dashboard Simon.JPG

 . . At the 150 yo cabin, Simon and Tuna survey the view 
151003n Bayfield Pigeon in front of cabin Simon.JPG
 
Simon picks out the pieces he thinks I should use.
151003b Bayfield Pigeon on wood pile Simon.JPG


Simon helps me mow the lawn.
151003a Bayfield Pigeon Helper lawn mower.JPG

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Untangling a tangle

151006 Untangling a tangle
How to untangle a tangle.


Helpful Hint - More than likely, it probably wasn't tangled in the first place, ... no need to keep threading the ends thru loops. If you hold it up and keep shaking it and pulling at it to expand the mess... it slowly comes apart (usually) without pushing ends thru loops, and is faster.
. . Sometimes there IS a square-knot, but that's easy to remove when the mess is mostly untangled.



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