Friday, December 24, 2010

The new tow vehicle

I just bought this for Zoe' as her new vehicle. 2006 Jeep Commander Limited with the 5.7L HEMI!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Torohome

1972 Toronado 455v8 Front wheel drive Motorhome.. my next new toy!!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Blue Ridge Parkway's 75th Anniversary

The history of the Blue Ridge Parkway is remarkable!


Back in February, I applied to be one of 11 participants to be on display at the Blue Ridge Parkway's 75th Anniversary Festival Sept 10-12. We were one of the chosen. It's taking place at the Cumberland Knob Recreation Area. Out of 11, I've been told there will be 7 total attending. Should be a great time!!
So, if you're down in the area - stop on over for a visit!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Polish - let her shine!

Ok, this past weekend, we took a little Airstream trip. I apologize up front, because my good camera was left outside and it's not working. We towed down to Hanover, PA and dropped Sophia off at 1st Impressions, a polishing place that Frank's Trailer Works is using these days. I like what I saw and thought we'd take her down for a touch up because Sophia hadn't had her annual touch up yet this year, and I'm very busy between now and Sept 9-12th where I'm gonna have her on display at the Blue Ridge Parkway's 75th anniversary. So, we dropped her off on Saturday morning. We spent the day touring Hanover and Gettysburg - and had a great time. So, here are a couple photos.

Here we are at the Milemarker 78 on I81 northbound rest area. We picnic'd on the hill, the boys found 2 GeoCaches... it was fun!

This was us parked in the exact same spot in Nov 2007.

Pulling out of Chuck's at 1st Impressions.

Here we are stopped on the side of the road, cause Mater said to "Stop!!" He had to check out Sophia.

If you like it, Chuck will help you out too!! Prices are $60 per foot ($90/ft if you require stripping). His number is 443-277-0509 - tell him Rob sent ya!

Next trip, Maine over Labor Day weekend, then it'll be off to Cumberland Knob Recreation Area on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sophia was selected to be one of 11 vintage campers to be on display for their Anniversary Festival.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Haying the fields

Since the Bash is over..we're haying the fields around where it was held. It's a couple weeks late, but oh well. Enjoy some pictures. It's been perfect haying weather this week.

Glad that the field is now mowed.

Maybe next year I'll have some equipment like this.

The sheep are gonna love this.

Sweet International.

We got two full wagon loads.

Got to love kickers!!

Full load in the mow waiting to be off loaded.

The result.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Birthday Bashing it!

Old school AIRSTREAMING at its best!!!

Well, this past weekend we held a huge Airstream event at our farm here at Baker's Acres of Chenango ( ) It was a huge success. I'll let the pictures do the talking. It was almost a year in planning, and it came together great and was everything we envisioned.

One of our honorary Hosts, Dale "Ace" Goldberg, rented a plane and did some aerial shots on Friday. Not all of the 84 guests had arrived yet, but man, I love the shot and it was alot of fun watching the plane buzz the farm. Thanks Ace!!

Below is Flo, our 59 Buick Electra Bourbon enjoying the Bash!

I was so busy I did not take one picture.. here's are a few links to some photos of some of our guests:

From Nick and Jill:

From Obie:

From Bob and Liz:

From Frank:

From AirForums:

Here is a video of the Saturday night Fireworks!! They rocked!!

We also had a Barn Artist (the same one that painted all the barns in Madison County - Scott Hagan) come and paint two images on our old barn - WE LOVE IT!!

Now, to get working on the Farm Stand and Sugar Shack!! Oh yeah, I have to polish Sofia too.. I ran out of time and did not get 'er done!!

I'd like to thank my wonderful wife Zoe' for putting up with all of this for the past year!! Thanks honey!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Flo's crashing the Bash

My one and only 7 pole flag pole holder.

59 Electra Bourbon - 75 Suburban Trailering Special underneath... 454 power baby!

Tried to trade in for this tow vehicle. Sweet!

Up on the hill!

Here is a shot of Flo and Sophia up on the hill... checking out where they'll end up parking... look at that golf course manicure!! Birthday Bash in 25 days!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hybrid Streaming

Just got home from the show!

In the turn at the car show.

She made it all in one piece.

It is Memorial Day afterall... just had to fly the colors.

Well, the poor old Buick had been sitting up behind the barn for the past 8 months or so, and with this weekend's Norwich Car Show, I figured I'd get her out, put the new Holley carb on it, and see if I could get her going... and going I did.. this morning, I decided to hook up Sophia to Flo and see if she could handle towing down the 5 miles to the fair grounds... I'm happy to report, there and back with success. Here are a couple pictures... many people went in and out of the trailer... having a good time! The Buick is a 59 Electra on top, but a 1975 two wheel drive trailer special Cevy Suburban on the bottum with a 454 power plant mated to a Turbo 400 tranny. It was fun!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

If I can only find the owner

Found this out in the woods... if I can locate who owns it, it's mine!!! A vintage Silver Dome made in Kalamazoo, Mi

Saturday, April 10, 2010

An old Fan Camper

Well, today I towed this old girl home today. I kind of like the old girl!! What do you think? Can anyone tell me the year by looking at her?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Maple Syrup

The Syrup haul from this year!

My dad went with me to get this evaporator. When Zoe' saw it in pieces, not all shiny, I thought she was going to shoot me.

Man this thing really burns off the H2O.

Fire box is a roaring.

The mighty Hemlock!

Cutting down about 40 large Hemlock before they go to waste.


Well, we've been playing with nature and this spring we tapped some of our maple trees - 11 trees in all with about 23 taps in total. I bought a used 4x6 Leader Evaporator too, to help boil off the water. The season is over for us, but it was a fun spring. Zoe's been busy over on our Baker's Acres blog with our new chickens and guineas. I've also been doing a little logging in our woods, to get siding for our 10x30 shed and hopefully lumber sawn for building a Sugar Shack later in the year.