Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Saturday, December 26, 2009


We established a Christmas tradition four years ago of going to the rifle range the day after Christmas and shooting Christmas balls. It has been a lot of fun. Here are pictures of todays shoot. It was 4 below zero and teh wind was blowing about 5 mph from the west. It was cold as witnessed by all the coats and things.

MJ shooting at the balls


Line of balls waiting to get shot. You can see the tarp under the backstop pretty well in this shot.

Look really closely at the middle of the picture and you can see the shadow of a shattered ball falling onto the tarp that is set under the backstop to catch the broken glass.


Delirious said...

Wow....last summer I saw Inklings wearing socks, and this winter she is actually wearing snow boots! Did you happen to see any pigs flying there too? ;)

Native Minnow said...

I'm sorry I missed this

Nene said...

Must have been pretty dang cold!

Dee Ice Hole said...

I thought you knew we both HAD SWINE yes pigs do flu

Looney said...

The ladies here usually put on hats and gloves when it is 40.

Lightning Strikes said...

Lots of fun!!! Sure missed you Minnow!

Lindsay-Weaver said...

I'm going to buy some ornaments and go do this here with my pistol and JayDee's rifle. I'm waiting for the ornaments to drop to 75% off, though! ;)

Dee Ice Hole said...

We just bought next years. We gopt 4 boxes of 14 glass balls for $5.00 so we're set for the next go round.