Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Dyno...It's A Guy Thing

Scott came back from Indiana with pictures for the blog :) While in Terra Haute, Indiana, Scott also had his truck put on the dynamometer. He's been wanting to do this for a while. The dynamometer measures the horse power of a truck. They hooked Scott's truck up and accelerated the engine against the dynamometer. They did it three times. The end result was his truck has 320 horse power. I really don't know what that means either...except that is cost "more than $10.00!"

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tractor Pull

While Scott was in Indiana, he went to the truck/tractor pull in Terra Haute. This is the same place he took the boys last year. The truck and tractors pull a large sled and Scott says for trucks to make horse power, they have to blow black smoke! Ninety- five percent of the trucks in the pull were Dodges.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Northern Copperhead

The Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) is part of the pit viper family and I ran into one today on my morning walk....don't worry, it was already dead. I was walking like I normally do, concentrating on memorizing my Awana bible verses, when I almost stepped on this snake. Yep, I screamed, thinking it was alive. I watched it from a distance and it never moved, but I wasn't about to find out if it was really dead. I walked home and told Scott about the snake and how it looked like a copperhead. Scott and Ethan went to check it out; it was still laying by the side of the road. The head had been crushed. We got our Audubon book out and sure enough it was a copperhead. Cool huh?

Scott and Ethan holding the dead copperhead.

See it's fang?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Peach Cobbler Here We Come

Every year I buy a bushel of peaches to put in the freezer, sometimes two bushels. I slice them, add a little sugar and put them in gallon freezer bags ready for cobblers. I can just smell those peach cobblers now...mmm mmm. They also make great fruit slushies.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Back to School

Today was the first day of school, all 95 degrees of it. The air conditioner at our office building is on the blink and a new one is on order. It was a hot day indeed. Ethan is a junior at Cherokee High and as for me, I never thought I'd be endlessly going to school....I sure enjoy my job ♥

Ethan heading off to school (17 years old).

Becky- ready to start my 9th year as Health Services Director of our school system.