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#330daysofbiking Day 84: cows and cool

in the cool evening

Fairly productive day, although feeling like I am sounding like a broken record lately…

My rather skewed idea of a productive day:

  • swam (in the morning)
  • sheared Elmer the goat (with the help of Matt and Grant)
  • took Grant to get his hair sheared off (thank you, Donna)
  • made the mango-jalapeno ice cream (with the help of Matt and Grant); recipe needs revision
  • helped Mark with the mowing
  • took an evening ride on the Xtracycle (with cows)
  • wrote this lame-o post, and got my ShutterCal pic posted

It is a silly life I lead some (most) days…

The things that will have to wait for another day: reading, paddling, a test ride with the new bicycle/boat trailer, catching up on email/notes I owe to people, groceries.  And a nap in the hammock. 😀

Mostly, I am thanking the weather gods for the cooler evening temperatures; what an incredible difference to ride with a cool engine.  And @blueallez, the cows say “hey” (or “hay”?) –  and also made a few suggestions for the ice cream recipe revision…

a very cool bike (lol)

a cooler Elmer, shearing day - Matt holding the "handlebars"

a "cooler" Grant: last week he lost his appendix, this week he lost his hair 😉

Santa’s “other” sled

We had a wonderful surprise this morning – woke up to find everything covered in the fluffy white stuff, an unexpected gift.

Couldn’t resist getting the Xtracycle out and having a little photo fun.  I am not certain this is an approved bicycle helmet, but hey – it’s Santa.

Spent some time taking pictures of the wonderful (and rare) sight.  Entire set is on Flickr.  It was a wonderful morning, and by noon it had virtually all disappeared.  But so much fun while it lasted!

Xtracycle - great for giving your winter friends a ride!

Xtracycle - a great way to give your friends a ride

Elmer has his winter coat on

... it didn't last long (sigh)