Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Stopped in Shakopee

Stopped in Shakopee

Thursday, February 21, 2013
A parked train sits amidst a tangle of railroad tracks north of Highway 14 in Mankato, MN

A parked train sits amidst a tangle of railroad tracks north of Highway 14 in Mankato, MN

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A cool looking frog sits on a piece of trim early this summer on the north side of my house.

A cool looking frog sits on a piece of trim early this summer on the north side of my house.

The obligatory photo of my parent’s small grain handling set-up. If you’re curious, the structure in the front of the photo is the wet corn holding tank, it holds 1,700 bushels which, at their farm, amounts to about 3 hours of harvest holding capacity.

The obligatory photo of my parent’s small grain handling set-up. If you’re curious, the structure in the front of the photo is the wet corn holding tank, it holds 1,700 bushels which, at their farm, amounts to about 3 hours of harvest holding capacity.

Monday, January 7, 2013
A trip to the grandparent’s farm near the Iowa border led to the girl running outside with grandma’s butterfly net as she collected a wide range of leaves for us. Ah, the mind of a child.

A trip to the grandparent’s farm near the Iowa border led to the girl running outside with grandma’s butterfly net as she collected a wide range of leaves for us. Ah, the mind of a child.

The Easter egg hunt is a big thing with kids and my daughter is no exception. Notice the technique? She’s definitely not a newbie when it comes to finding those wiley Easter eggs.

The Easter egg hunt is a big thing with kids and my daughter is no exception. Notice the technique? She’s definitely not a newbie when it comes to finding those wiley Easter eggs.

Sunday, January 6, 2013
Our Easter cupcakes — decorated as a bird’s nest — won the loose Easter treat competition this year. Go us!

Our Easter cupcakes — decorated as a bird’s nest — won the loose Easter treat competition this year. Go us!

The Easter eggs are ready! After a few minuted of dunking hard boiled eggs in cups of dye, this is the result. Easter was very colorful this year.

The Easter eggs are ready! After a few minuted of dunking hard boiled eggs in cups of dye, this is the result. Easter was very colorful this year.

Saturday, January 5, 2013
Easter fun awaits as cups of brightly colored dye sit ready for eggs to be dunked into them. The kids in the family absolutely loved being a part of the Easter preparations.

Easter fun awaits as cups of brightly colored dye sit ready for eggs to be dunked into them. The kids in the family absolutely loved being a part of the Easter preparations.

My daughter early last spring riding her beloved Radio Flyer trike. Just going up and down the block we live on she probably accumulated a few dozen miles. And that’s just in the first month she had the trike outside.

My daughter early last spring riding her beloved Radio Flyer trike. Just going up and down the block we live on she probably accumulated a few dozen miles. And that’s just in the first month she had the trike outside.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A giraffe is seen checking me out as I took this photo at the Como Zoo in St. Paul, MN.

A giraffe is seen checking me out as I took this photo at the Como Zoo in St. Paul, MN.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A less-than-comfortable looking Allis Chalmers G tractor in the 2007 BBQ Days parade in Belle Plaine, MN.

A less-than-comfortable looking Allis Chalmers G tractor in the 2007 BBQ Days parade in Belle Plaine, MN.

An Allis Chalmers 185 tractor in the 2007 BBQ Days parade in Belle Plaine, MN

An Allis Chalmers 185 tractor in the 2007 BBQ Days parade in Belle Plaine, MN

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A Ford 841 tractor in the Belle Plaine, MN BBQ Days parade.

A Ford 841 tractor in the Belle Plaine, MN BBQ Days parade.

A Farmall Super C with a mounted two row planter at Belle Plaine, Minnesota’s BBQ Days parade a few years ago.

A Farmall Super C with a mounted two row planter at Belle Plaine, Minnesota’s BBQ Days parade a few years ago.