Thursday, December 4, 2014

I'ts been a long time since I've posted

Ahoy, I am wondering if anyone is still checking my blog, even though I haven't posted in forever.  If you do please leave a comment so I can tell, it might get me motivated to post more often.

Thanks, Dean

Friday, April 5, 2013

The sweetness of spring !

Hey Everybody, tis the sweet season of the year :)  This is when the goodness of the trees gets to provide the maple nectar for this years pancakes.  Wow, that sounded kinda sappy huh (now that was sappy !)

After boiling for 13 days straight I ended up with 4 gallons of syrup.
The average stayed about 40-1, maybe a little better on the first batch.  I did it in 2 batches of almost a hundred gallons of sap per batch.

Here is a sample of my sugarin, enjoy   Dean

Stay tuned :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I am feeling GOOD

Above: the 63 Owens I bought for $2,250.00

Below: a 67 Owens for sale $3,500.00 as is,

 Or: they will do a complete restoration, and I mean COMPLETE and provide a 2 year warranty for $36,500.00

I have been searching the internet for info on these boats, it seems there may only be a few left in existance.  I have found about 5 for sale in the last year and a half.

Here are a couple of them:

 This one, a 64 was listed for $29,900.00 there were no bidders.
And this one below: a 62 for $25,000.00

This one below has recently been sold for: $68,000.00


  So, I am feeling very good about my purchase, I think I can put some money into mine and have one hell of a boat worth a pretty penny too.
If you can help me find any info out there on these boats please let me know.  1964 Owens 40' Tahitian double cabin cruiser

Thanks, Dean                              

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

We celebrated Mr. Pitman's birthday with a cake and cookies, ck it out.

It all started like this


Later, Dean

Friday, December 14, 2012

I wish you could have been there :)

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Monday, December 10, 2012

The first friday in December.

Every year for the last 17 (as best we can remember) my friends and I have been making 48 gallons of bean with ham soup, to pass out to the public.

The City of Petoskey Michigan has an open house every year, they close off the streets, the merchants hand out food and drinks, music in the streets and the lighting of the giant Christmas Tree in the park.

Our Dad's started making it back in the 60's for the Petoskey Snowmobile Club for fundaising.  We learned from them, built our own pot and haven't looked back :)

The downtown merchants provide us with the ingredients and provide the time and expertise :))

We end up passing out about 750 cups of soup in a matter of 2 hours once we start dipping, at 6pm when they light the Christmas Tree.

This year, since me and my friends joined the OddFellows Lodge 282 in Petoskey, we thought we would represent them at the bean pot.  It worked great, we had some say: my Dad and Grampa were Oddfellows, and they asked, what is the Oddfellows anyway?

That is just what we were hoping would happen, generate some intrest in the club.  We hope to help keep the Petoskey Lodge from folding, it has been here since 1885 non stop.

The weather was almost to nice, for a Christmas event, but we will take it.  The streets were packed and the music was jammin.

I have a video loading to You Tube, I will post it as soon as it completes.

Thanks, Dean

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hey Everybody,

Not alot going on up here this time of year.  Just been getting the place ready for winter, putting away the hoses, tiller, mower, bla,bla,bla.

We have had one project going on weekends, building a Tiny House, on a trailer.  It is 8' x 20' with a sleeping loft.

The goal is to get it to just a plywood box stage for the winter, then he will start looking for windows, doors and stuff like that.  He bought an old camper for the stove, furnace, hot water heater, holding tanks, freshwater tanks, electrical panes and all that stuff.

This is where we stand as of yesterday Sunday Oct. 28th.


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Later, Dean