View from my bckyard

Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:29 pm

Several people have asked about the background of some of my pictures. The link below will take you to some I took this morning before the snow melted. I had to hold the size and resolutin down due to my being on a dialup (wanted to download them in one day), but you get the general idea of the scenery I have. The first one was taken facing west, and I slowly turned toward north, then east. This was standing at my back door.

Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:30 pm

Nice picture John-Cub,

But what is that WHITE in the shed? don't look like a Cub to me, :lol:

Dont feel bad, I get heck for having a Deere :wink:

John Niekamp

Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:07 pm

John *.?-!.*
For those of us that live in town, I think having views like that should be against the law :lol: As far as the White in the shed, at least it is made by the people that make Cub Cadets and I would rather have it than a green one that's not ripe yet :P

Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:11 pm

I'll bet you get along with your neihbors well

Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:01 pm

This area was orignally settled by the French. They would live in tents for 2 or 3 years in an area moving them around until they found the ideal spot for their cabins. That way they could pick spots that got good summer breezes, sheltered form winter winds, least problems with insects. I lived from the age of 4 to 22 within 1/4 mile of this place, and it is a corner from the family farm. The cattle always came to this spot in bad weather, and I decided to evict them. sorry about that for you animal rights people.

Thom, I do have some neighbors not to far away, one is about 2oo yards away, 2 families about 1/4 mile away, my mother about a half mile away, and then the next ones over a mile. and I do get along good with them. they are all great people. This is old farming country, and everyone helps each other without being asked. We live on a dead end road, and some of the neighbors watch the traffic to the point that I don't even have to worry about Bigdog.

Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:13 am


It is very nice country around where you live. Surprisingly, both Em and I saw the similarities to the valley that we live in..... so we figure you are pretty blessed. A little bit of Canada in Missouri :!: :D Who'da thunk it :?: :idea: :!: :lol: :roll: :roll: :lol:

Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:38 am

I really thought it was a little bit of Missouri in Canada. LOL

Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:43 am

Nice try bub, but not likely :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:16 am

Easy fellas...... :? ..... Be honest now.... Actually, there's no place like HOME ... :lol: RIGHT? ... 8)

Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:37 pm

Actually Rudi may be right, the glaciers that supposedly move down form the north carrying rock soil, etc. are believed to have stopped just south of here, and we may have part of Canada, at least some of its rubble. :lol:

Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:20 pm

I have seen a lot of pretty country in both North America and Europe, but Like Ron L said, there is no place like home ......although I have been to 2 or 3 places I sure am glad wasn't home :lol: :lol:

Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:51 pm

John, we noticed that there was no sign of Missy anywhere on the property. Bigdog has loaned me this new Tractor Beam Triangulation Cub Locator Software so I thought we should give it a try. Here is what it shows :o :o :o


That's a far way from your place, but the Tractor Beam don't lie :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:01 pm

Close, but no ceeegar. Though that is the home of the problem cub I've been working on when I feel like it. Finder must work on old scent though, because it hasn't been there for 3 or 4 months. It should have pointed to the roof you can see in the last photo.

Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:36 pm

Hey John! You don't look like the guy in the picture. The guy in the picture looks like a boxer. You look like an old guy! Like me! :D

Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:52 pm

One of the members made that picture as a joke, and I decided to use it as an avatar, looks a lot better than the original.