Monday, September 22, 2008

Summer of 08 #4

Norm's very thin postings are a direct result of a rather long, shitty project here at the shack. It's still not fully completed, and with colder weather approaching, and many other important issues at hand, Norm has been between a rock and a wet place. It all began in late July, when Norm pulled a piece of styrofoam insulation out of his ceiling. This was prompted by quiet crunching noises. Expecting a mouse he was greeted by hundreds of carpenter ants!! A rain of ants, only to follow with weeks of buckets to catch water.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Summer of 08 #3

Summer of 08 #2

There is a local family that has a maple sugar house several miles down the road that also sells produce. Norm has never been a big fan of maple syrup, but he appreciates the work involved. It is always fun to visit, and watch them boil the sap.

And their corn is the best anywhere. Period.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Summer of 08 #1

It was a mixed bag for Norm. One of the more frustrating aspects of this season was the incredible amounts of rain we received. While Norm is never one to complain about rainfall, as it makes everything green and pretty, there was seldom a day where it didn't rain. (The wheelbarrow bears the results of two days worth of storms.)

Friday, August 01, 2008

Say What!? #3

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Road Trip #2.1

Norm had to travel to a job site recently which involved a long car ride. (Over eight hours total ride time!!) But it also involved passing by Cannon Mountain, which Norm had visited as a teen. (He had driven there with a bunch of buddies to ski back in the day.) The actual lift is on the other side of the mountain. (One of the only three trams in the US.)

(Norm wanted to snap his own shot on the way home, but decided against it.)

Wild Weather #1

Norm is now sitting through what has become a daily ritual here in central New England - intense thunderstorms. The weather has included humid, warm days with rotating cool fronts which produce the heavy lines of rain.

On the bright side, the plants love it!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Norm Cooks #1

Broiled Atlantic Cod with Cajun sauce, diced red potatoes with onions and garlic, and a garden salad.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Road Trip #1.2

Norm natually ventured up the access road only to find the gondolas were open. So he rode up to the top.