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Mittwoch And More

Flight testing the Phantom 3 Standard

Flight testing the Phantom 3 Standard

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

My Phantom 3 Standard is about to find a new home so I thought I’d fire it up an reacquaint myself with its vagaries so I can show Justin, our chef, how to fly it.

Justin and the kids leaving the facility

Justin and the kids leaving the facility

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Yeah, its been a while since I flew this bird so it took me a minute to figure it out. It doesn’t use Ocusync as a flight system like the more modern birds do. That said, once I got back on board it worked perfectly. Justin’s going to love this UAV if he can keep the kids from crashing it.

Meanwhile one of the blessings about living where I do is that it is a sparsely populated tri county area and I’ve got 126 acres of my own to play on not to mention the Farmer’s Market in Athens which brings up the next subject… fresh lamb. Ok… so we got the lamb last Saturday (baaaah) and grilled it last night… gotta love the grill. Vanessa made the crudités:

That's what I'm talking about

That's what I'm talking about

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then my main course:

Lamb, new potatoes, roasted red peppers and flat bread

Lamb, new potatoes, roasted red peppers and flat bread

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

What’s not to like. Notice Dad’s old Phillips radio. It’s over fifty years old and today is still the source of my NPR news in the morning.

Yep, only 28 degrees this morning, but the grass is still growing

Yep, only 28 degrees this morning, but the grass is still growing

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Every night is movie night here at the Fur Peace Ranch. The other night we saw Unorthodox on Netflix. I always meant to read the book and now I think I will. Four hours well spent. I’m also revisiting The Strain. I loved it the first time around, and it seems truly timely today… vampires notwithstanding.

The ladies settling in for  movie

The ladies settling in for a movie

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

OK… Smiles is working on building a bridge across the mighty Shade River so we can easily hike the rest of our property. Good stuff in this time of personal limitations.

Now… Saturday the 18th of April another grand streaming show from our very own Fur Peace Station.


As always… be there… or be square… and stay well!

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  1. Richard K
    April 15th, 2020 at 12:26 | #1

    Another show about same subject on Netflix as Unorthodox is called One of Us..FYI..
    Will be there again on Sat…It is becoming a nice thing to look foward to..It really helps a lot so thanks to all involved ..

  2. John R.
    April 16th, 2020 at 07:26 | #2

    What time should I be there for dinner, Jorma?

  3. Tom
    April 16th, 2020 at 09:55 | #3

    Do you have any shots of what Dr/Brother Smiles is building?

  4. AndyK
    April 16th, 2020 at 10:15 | #4

    Loved Unorthodox, but sadly there were only 4 episodes.
    And NPR is a great source of news and entertainment.
    Say safe.

  5. April 16th, 2020 at 10:24 | #5

    A bridge across the Shade to the rest of the FPR property… not done yet.

  6. Mitchell S Baron
    April 16th, 2020 at 10:34 | #6

    Jorma, I look forward
    To your new writings
    each day. It lifts my spirit
    In this time of uncertainty
    I’m 63 so I’ve been checking
    you out since around
    1967…and I just love how you
    have evolved.so, keep
    on keeping on.and I’ll
    be reading and listening
    be safe, peace and light
    to you and your family
    Mitch Baron

  7. wolf h
    April 16th, 2020 at 11:34 | #7

    Hallo Jorma, nice to see, that you are using the german expression “mittwoch” for wednesday. I knew, that the words “kindergarden” and “sauerkraut” have found the way to american language, but never heard of mittwoch. Cool!

  8. Richard K
    April 16th, 2020 at 11:58 | #8

    Just listening to one of my favs Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning..Very appropriate for these times..Maybe play it on Sat?..Hint Hint..
    I will like anything you play..

  9. Tony Antidote
    April 16th, 2020 at 13:53 | #9

    Hi Jorm, hope you see this, and before too late – hope all is reasonably well I think it’s Thursday (or at least Wednesday) . . . as if you were wondering what to play on Saturday – how about Uncle Sam Blues? In addition to just being great music for any occasion, it might be particularly relevant at present, don’t ya think?

  10. April 16th, 2020 at 14:32 | #10

    Yeah Wolf

    I’ve spent a lot of time in Bavaria in Inzell back when I was speed skating a lifetime ago. I don’t claim to be proficient in German but I can count money and read menus… the two most important things any foreigner can learn anywhere. I have such fond memories of that area and still have many friends there. Like they say in Bayern, Grüß Gott! 🙂

  11. johno
    April 16th, 2020 at 16:41 | #11

    Spent some time in Bavaria as well.
    Mostly around Munich. Beautiful area. Went to Neuseaustein(sp).
    It was crazy King Ludwig’s castle in southern Bavaria and was
    the inspiration for Disney’s castles.
    I don’t think he was crazy and he was definitely murdered.
    Read a really good book about King Ludwig awhile ago.

  12. Edward Marks
    April 16th, 2020 at 16:48 | #12

    A former colleague of mine once said that these are the 3 essential questions one needs to know how to ask in the language of the foreign country you’re in:
    -Where is the bathroom?
    -May I have a glass of wine?
    -Are you 16?

  13. Tony Antidote
    April 16th, 2020 at 18:27 | #13

    After all this time as supposedly some kind of intellekchural (and other things not fit to be disclosed in this forum), not till now has it occurred to me that wolves like Tuna! (is that comic release or what? heh heh)

    Rock on Budz.

  14. cgeorgas
    April 16th, 2020 at 18:48 | #14

    Ich kenne eine bischer Deutsche, aber nicht sehr gut. Twelve hours in college, but done nothing with it. Hope to go one day. I only missed bischer and aber from memory.

  15. cgeorgas
    April 16th, 2020 at 19:17 | #15

    Samstag nacht – dort sein oder quadratisch sein!

  16. Tom
    April 16th, 2020 at 20:37 | #16

    Lieben schaffen leben brah… Just sayin’ CG

  17. cgeorgas
    April 16th, 2020 at 22:46 | #17

    That ain’t no shit, right there!

  18. snarne
    April 16th, 2020 at 23:23 | #18

    Never Argue with a German if you’re tiered or European song (bark)
    Can hardly wait until Saturday Afternoon…

  19. April 17th, 2020 at 09:57 | #19

    Check also Visconti’s movie from 1973, Ludwig, Mad King Of Bavaria. Good stuff!

  20. Robert Burke
    April 20th, 2020 at 16:34 | #20

    Werner Herzog “Aguirre, the Wrath of God”. Cool flick.