Sunday, November 05, 2017
ANOTHER CLOUDY DAMP DAY BUT I POWERED THROUGH IT:))
NICE WALK IN BAYFIELD’S CEMETERY THIS MORNING
Best part of today was our warmer 57F temperature. Predicted rains for the day had come early and passed over us in the night. Cloudy skies again but at least it wasn’t cold and we didn’t have any wind. It was an Okay day to be out and about.
AN EARLY NOVEMBER 11TH REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE IN BAYFIELD’S CLANGREGOR SQUARE THIS MORNING
MACHINERY IN THE FIELD WAITING FOR THE GROUND TO DRY OUT
In regards to the John Deere combine above and the photos of another one i had in Saturday’s post I give you a bit of insight into these modern machines thanks to an email from long time reader Don in Oklahoma. Don wrote, “I especially enjoyed seeing the JD combine since I am a retired farmer from years ago. I had the chance to help my farmer friend recently by running his new JD combine harvesting grain sorghum here in the panhandle. As you well know the fields are flat and go for miles. Anyway I crawl up in the cab and he joins me to show me how to run this new rig. I look up in the corner of the cab and there are three computer screens!!! Sure didn’t have that in my old combines!! We fire up the machine and I am manually driving it into the crop with all the parts spinning and whirling and he tells me to punch one of the 40 buttons and dials on the right armrest. I do and suddenly the machine starts driving itself!! Perfectly lined up in the row and away we go. I set back and observe the computer screens which tell me the moisture content, the yield, the speed and how many acres are covered. Amazing what they’ve done to machinery in the years since I quit”…….I thank you for that Don:))
SEEN IN A FARM YARD EAST OF BAYFIELD
Our travels didn’t take us much farther than Bayfield this morning. Poked around down by the harbor for awhile looking at all the landlocked sailboats sitting in their carriers for the winter. Not a soul around did we see. Nice.
ALL SAILBOATS ARE NOW OUT OF THE WATER AND INTO THEIR LAND BERTHS FOR THE WINTER
THIS IS ONE OF TWO MACHINES FOR EITHER PUTTING IN OR TAKING OUT BOATS IN THE WATER
THERE ARE PROBABLY A HUNDRED SAILBOATS DOCKED IN THEIR BERTHS FOR THE WINTER
THEY SURE HAVE THEM PACKED CLOSE TOGETHER
MINI WEIGHTED SAND BAGS HOLD THE LARGE TARPS DOWN
NOTE THE SOLAR PANELS ON THIS COMPLETELY WRAPPED SAILBOAT…..WONDER WHAT THOSE PANELS ARE POWERING IN OR ONTHAT BOAT
NOTICE HOW THE BOATS SIT IN THEIR CRADLES
DEFINITELY NOT A SAIL BOAT BUT I LIKE THE ‘BUBBLE GUM EXPLOSION’ PAINT JOB
THAT’S QUITE A POWERHOUSE FOR MOVING THIS THING THROUGH THE WATER
NOT ALL SAILBOATS GO INTO STORAGE WITH THEIR MASTS ON AND IF THEY ARE TAKEN OFF THEY GO HERE
A LONE CANADIAN FLAG IN THE BOAT YARD
EVEN A BOAT BY THE NAME OF HAZEL
THERE’S A PHEEBER BUNS IN THAT JEEP SOMEWHERE
Picked up a coffee in Bayfield and headed off to the local cemetery for a walk. Cemeteries are great for wandering around in. Peacefully quiet and the residents don’t bug ya. I like that.
A short hop around the outskirts of town and we were soon headed back through Bayfield for home again. Helped Kelly hang some new venetian type blinds and that was about it for the day. It’s foggy out and rains are again upon us. Even heard some rumbles of thunder late this afternoon. Still mild. Bonus.
MAIN STREET BAYFIELD
HERE’S A BUNCH OF LOCAL GALS HEADING FOR THE BEACH
NOTICE THE TWO WORDS ON THE FRONT FENDER:))
Looking forward to 4 days of predicted sunshine. Might have to break out my old moth riddled green and orange '1964' beach blanket along with my striped green and white clam diggers. Figure I could maybe stake myself out a patch of cool Lake Huron sand on Bayfield's beach. Maybe better take along my winter coat and ear muffs as well.
THIS IS THE CLOSEST WIND TURBINE TO BAYFIELD AND YOU CAN SEE HOW LOW OUR CLOUD COVER WAS THIS MORNING
A curious thing happened while I was standing below this wind turbine. There was barely a breeze and the blades were hardly moving. I heard a couple sounds inside the tower then it was if a noisy generator started up and those big windmill blades took off like ‘Jack The Bear’. I thought the whole thing was going to fly up into the sky. The tips of the blades made a big swooshing sound each time they swung down around the bottom end of their cycle. But there was no wind blowing this morning. That turbine had to have been started up at a central command post somewhere. If a generator is started to power those big blades doesn’t that kinda defeat the purpose of the wind turbine and it supposedly energy saving ways………….
GOOD THING THIS WIND TURBINE WAS BOLTED DOWN OR IT MIGHT HAVE TAKEN OFF
THERE WAS A DRIZZLE IN THE AIR AS EVIDENCED BY THE PHOTO AT RIGHT
WE WEREN’T EVEN AT THE TOWER 10 MINUTES AND LOOK HOW MUCH LOWER THE CLOUD COVER DROPPED IN THAT TIME FROM THE FIRST PHOTO
One month from today we should get some kind of an indication as to any winter travel plans when Kelly meets a Doctor Hussein at London’s St. Joseph Hospital. It’s a consultation meeting regarding the date of Kelly’s upcoming endoscopy biopsy of one of the enlarged lymph nodes near the liver and pancreas. We are hoping her Doctor’s (3) can get to the bottom of things and find out why Kelly has not been feeling well.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The teacher of the Earth Science class was lecturing on map reading. He spent the class explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees, and minutes. Towards the end of class, the teacher asked his students, "Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude..." A student's voice broke the confused silence, and volunteered, "I guess you'd be eating alone, sir."
A little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him, "How many women can a man marry?" "Sixteen," the boy responded. His cousin was amazed that he knew the answer so quickly. "How do you know that?"
"Easy," the little boy said. "All you have to do is add it up, like the Preacher said: 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer."
Q: Why are dogs such bad dancers?
A: They have two left feet.
Turnip the volume in there it's my favorite song!
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Some nice sailboats there! I like the "bubble gum explosion" boat. I too find cemeteries nice to walk in.ReplyDelete
So nice that you got out and about and check out the sail boats. The sunny forecast sure sound like a positive future for a few days.ReplyDelete
Curious thing about those windmills.... things that make you go hmmmm?!ReplyDelete
Solar is likely to maintain onboard batts for the winter to prevent freezing them.ReplyDelete
Great pictures. I especially liked the first one of the path through the trees at the cemetery.ReplyDelete
What is the need to save power when you can spin the blades a spook a geezer.ReplyDelete
Great pictures as usual. I'm guessing someone in main control saw you poking around that windmill and started the generator to give you a start...lol Good luck with the doctor visit. Be safe.ReplyDelete
Al- Do you plan on seeing "Only the Brave", the movie about the firefighters lost in the Yarnell Hill fire?ReplyDelete
I'll read the reviews and if it is an accurate account of what happened and not a jazzed up Hollywood version maybe I will go see it.ReplyDelete
It's definitely not Hollywooded-up. Very well done and true to the facts. But, of course, a very sad ending.Delete