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Mom’s New Lamp

February 25th, 2011 by

HPIM1664 HPIM1668 HPIM1669 Here’s the “Diogenes” lamp we first saw at Winfried’s home in Germany. Pretty nice, it has an adjustable 50W halogen reading light (with the handle) and a 300W halogen light out the top.

A Relaxed Brewster

August 17th, 2010 by

HPIM1558He looks dead, but he’s just worn out. Your Mom has been walking the dogs hard like 6 miles every morning.

Tour of Powerdale Dam and Fish facilty

June 5th, 2010 by

HPIM1461The Mom unit and I toured the Powerdale Dam on the Hood River and the fish trap/station that’s located by the dam. The dam has been decomissioned and is in the process of being torn down. The fish trap and station is also being eliminated, so this was our last chance to see the fish trap in operation. They sort and tag ALL steelhead and salmon coming up Hood River and then let the wild fish and a few hatchery fish go above the dam. Here’s some pictures of the dam and the work being done with the fish. Most ofHPIM1459 the fish pictures show a wild winter steelhead. One shot also shows two (larger) chinook.

Smallmouth Bass

June 5th, 2010 by

HPIM1470With all this rain the Hood River is running high and muddy, so I thought I’d try for smallmouth bass near the mouth. Here’s a picture of a 16″+ bass I caught this afternoon. Thought I was snagged on the bottom and then it started moving!  I let it go.

Fish for Dinner

March 18th, 2010 by

HPIM1417 Anyone having dinner on Saturday nite will have fresh steelhead (caught Thurs. afternon)!

New Pizza Peel

March 1st, 2010 by

Used my X-mas present twice. Helps make great pizza. Ya’ need lots of cornmeal evenly spread out under the dough to make sure it slides off cleanly. Thanks Mindy & Tyler!

Valentine’s Day up on the mountain

February 14th, 2010 by

I convinced mom and dad to get out of their comfort zones and take a cross country ski class with me on Mount Hood. I’m still shocked that they actually agreed to do it, but in the end we all had a lot of fun. The class was only 2 hours long but we managed to take away quite a bit of knowledge. We even journeyed out by ourselves after finishing our beginner’s class exploring a few different trails.


It’s Cold!

December 11th, 2009 by

HPIM3142HPIM3144Neal Creek is almost frozen over and Hood River is like 99% frozen over. My grapefruit trees are in the garage loving the space heater. When it’s the coldest, it’s probably like 35 degrees aroud the trees.

Apples are In!

October 10th, 2009 by

HPIM1395HPIM1394My apple trees are full of apples. Most are blemish and bug free, even though they are organic. One is a Braeburn and the other is a Fuji (although I can’t tell which is which).

A Bevy of Beauties!

September 5th, 2009 by


My peach tree finally came in. After Brewster ate all the low-hanging peaches, we are finally eating peaches. They are really good, but they give you the runs!

Nice peach pie your Mom made, too!