> Did you catch "Tougher in Alaska" on History on May 8? That's a neighbor
> doing the show. Geo Beach. I missed it, since we don't have satellite
> and the weather was too crummy to go to town to watch it. Geo told me
> that they didn't go to Chicken, AK where I used to be a gold miner, so I
> was pretty disappointed about that, but they did go to Nome and show the
> L/C Rama Lee with a weird dredge. I used to crew on that boat.
I missed that one! Maybe they will repeat it.
> Is the Alaska Experiment where they took people from Kansas and put them
> in a cabin at Icy Bay? I've heard it's a hoot. My gf said they gave the
> people a *really* nice cabin to stay in.
That's the one! There are 3 teams of folks actually. Varying degrees of
skills. Some are only living in a tent. I've only seen a couple of
episodes but it's very interesting to see how people prioritize. They have
to learn to preserve food, gather wood for the coming Winter, etc. One team
only has a .22 to hunt with. They tried to bring down a bison.... One
spent a full day making a crab trap. How many crabs would you have to catch
to last through Winter?
> I've missed you muggles. Decided to come back and see what you're up to.
> When that filly busted her pasterns in the Derby, I came back to see
> what you guys would have to say about it. Thank Goddess I missed
> watching the race. I normally would have gone to town in my Big Hat to
> watch it with my GF's in their Big Hat's at the local tavern. (It's a
> local tradition.) It was also my birthday, so I'm really glad I missed
I was watching the race at the local watering hole with my boarders. It's a
shame. You know when I worked at the track, for 2 years back in the 80's, I
never once saw a horse break down in any of the races my horses were in.
Now it seems one breaks down in every race I see! Maybe it was because my
cheap claimers were bigger boned, slower and usually older than 3. I don't
know. Something's got to change. Breeding, training, combination of the
two. Racing and Eventing were two of my favorite sports. But they are
heading down a path that is past competitive and into stupid dangerous. I
hope someone finds an answer and the sport can come back safer yet still
> We've still got the same two broncs we had last time I check in here...
You are one of the few folks I know whose horses have a 'real job'! Best
wishes and hope your calves all arrive uneventfully!