Playing on the snowmobiles up Deer Creek

Since we had Monday off for Presidents Day, I took the opportunity to go on a quick ride up Deer Creek.  The snow was pretty nice and it is close enough to home that it allowed the dogs to come and have a good time too. The video here shows me on my 2008 800 Polaris Dragon with a 163 track.  The snow has been a little late coming this year, but the past few storms have seemed to be an attempt to make up for it.

 

JD Model A Radiator Reassembly How-to

1939 Model A Radiator Muffler Replacement how-to. This video shows the installation of the radiator, muffler, air stack, and re-assembly of the tractor. As a note–I should have filled the radiator after I re-attached the hoses on the cooling system. I had a leak in one of the hoses, and having the hood off would have made it much easier to adjust. Know that I am not a professional, and you may do things differently or in a different order. I only provided this video for people like myself, as this video would have made it easier for me back when I knew nothing about how to get the hood off and work on the tractor.  Click “read more” for more information.

 

1949 John Deere BW Muffler Replacement Video Preview

John Deere BW Muffler Replacement Preview–incomplete. This is a section of a video I’m putting together of a muffler replacement on a 1949 John Deere Model B. It’s the first time I’ve had this hood off, so I ran into a few snags. I’ll have to finish it another day. When I do, I’ll make up a better video with commentary of how to get the hood off to replace a muffler. Unfortunately Deere made something that should be very simple far too complicated. Keep a close eye out for my pup–he makes a few quick appearances.

 

2012 Thayne Snow Days Photos

Here are my photos from the 2012 Thayne Wyoming Snow Days.  If you’d like to check out the video that I compiled at the event, please do so by going here.  Snow Days is a fun filled day of various snowmobile family-oriented activities.  If you desire to contact me you can do so by sending an email to kylew01@gmail.com or use the comments field at the bottom of the post.  If you are not seeing the photos, please click “Read More” to see the remainder of this post.

2012 Thayne Snow Days Video Summary

Here’s a video that summarizes the events from the 2012 Thayne Snow Days, held on February 4th, 2012 at Thayne Wyoming.  If you’re looking for photos, keep checking this site as I will post them within the next few days.

 

Photo Journal Jan 2012

This year I’ve decided to once again do a photo journal.  However, unlike previous attempts, I am only going to take one photo a day, and upload the entire month as a single post, instead of a post every day.  These photos are just that–a journal.  They are not meant to be glamourous or overly beautiful.  They are meant to show aspects of my day.  Every day.

 

Burning of the Old House

It’s hard to believe that we are coming up on one year since we burned down the “Old House”.  This house was on our farm from about 1914 to March 16th, 2011.  The home was built by my grat-grandfather Lawrence Weber and his siblings for their mother, my great-great grandmother Verena Weber, whom was born in Switzerland and came and settled as an LDS immigrant.  She lived in the house for only 2-3 years before she died (according to the information I have received).  I suppose it was about that time that Lawrence Weber took over what is currently the Weber Farm, where he ended up raising his family and living until his death in January of 1949.  My grandfather, Rex, lived in this house until marrying my grandmother and building their own home, which was built next to this house.

This house was a very beautiful building in its time.  It had some lavishing woodwork on the outer trim and other parts of the exterior.  I’d even go as far as to say that it was one of the most beautiful homes in the valley at the time it was built.  Unfortunately though, it fell into disrepair as it became a storage place for old car junk and other items.  After this started happening it became clear that no one was ever going to fix it up, and in the past few years it had started to become a dangerous place to be around.

After the house finished burning down, it left some interesting traces of how it was constructed.  It was built on a rock foundation, which was capped in the early 40s.  It also had two brick chimneys and one cinderblock chimney, which I believe was added later when they made the edition to the kitchen.  We have since collected all of the bricks and rocks.

Although this video and photos probably doesn’t seem very interesting to random people, to those that have a connection to it (especially us that still live on the farm), watching it burn was a very emotional time and experience.  If the video seems a little overly dramatic for you, I apologize.  I tried to capture it how it felt to us.