The Jeep… poised to go!

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Yeah, we got a little more snow than we anticipated… not as much as folks in other parts of the country, but impressive for the Ohio River Valley. I grabbed a little breakfast and motored on down to the Fur Peace Ranch to plow some snow.

At the helm of the Mule

Selfie by Jorma Kaukonen

Thank goodness Ian and I put the plow on the Mule yesterday. It would have really sucked doing it in the snow. With the plow and chains, I was ready to go.

The Ranch driveway… done!

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

With the six foot blade, four passes and the driveway is done. I only plowed paved sections. I didn’t want to have to rake gravel when the thaw comes.

The new snow blower rocks!

Photo by Ian Blick

As Owsley used to say ad nauseam, ‘The righteous tool for the righteous job!’ Snow removal, like mowing he lawn, is fun the first and maybe the second time. Then it’s time to find someone else to do the job. Just saying! In any case Ian spelled me and I drove back to town to rehearse with Izze, Cass and Myron for a little show we’re putting on at Vanessa’s River Of Time Boutique on Washington Street. One o’clock Saturday the 20th featurng me, Myron Hart, John Hurlbut as well as Izze and Cass… It’s going to be a cavalcade of stars! Fall on by, catch the show and get a free home baked cookie (it there are any left!)  How good does it have to get?

At least the temperature is above freezing…



  1. Comment made on January 22, 2024 by mikie

    What an amazing Review show Saturday! It was incredible watching a whole roomful of folks fall in love with your daughter’s singing. Also, one of the most powerful versions of Ice Age I’ve seen, thank you for that! m

  2. Comment made on January 21, 2024 by BrendanC

    Greetings, Jorma
    You probably know vibration gloves are available to defuse same during use of power tools (I doubt snow throwers vibrate much). I aggravated round ball digit joint injuries from yesteryear this past.summer using cordless drills and grinders. Seems treatment consists of not doing that. Mixed results, at best with the CDB, and I had had a nightmare about a deal for weight going bad. I think the scent did it.

    Where where those rough hewn cabin beams harvested?

  3. Comment made on January 20, 2024 by Dan Nigro

    While no snow in South Florida we did get tropical storm force wind and tornadoes. Lost a couple of Palm trees, time for fun with the chain saw. Oh boy !

  4. Comment made on January 20, 2024 by Bill from Wisconsin

    For some of us, maybe it’s in our genetics to be out in the cold and pushing around snow, if just for a bit. Or to sit on a bucket for hours, fishing through a hole in the ice. In a way, it’s a link to past relatives, though they were driven more by necessity. The recent cold snap here, in Wisconsin and Minnesota, of -15f, with 16 inches of snow, does test both humans and machines. (It helps to learn how to talk through your nose, to save your tongue from freezing.). The motto is appropriate, “The Few. The Proud. The Finns.”

  5. Comment made on January 19, 2024 by Art

    OK, but please be careful out there.

  6. Comment made on January 19, 2024 by alexander pepiak

    Looks like you got about the same we have here in Jersey… I didn’t dig my snow blower out of the garage so it was shovel time…( well they only predicted 3”)
    My back is not happy… I see ibuprofen in my future

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