Thursday, April 26, 2007

Visiting the farm

I started Ganymede Software with three friends, Tim Huntley, John Walker and Peter Schwaller. Tim was chosen as our president because of his serious interest in the business side of the business. Now that we have left Ganymede and NetIQ, we have all gone separate ways. I would have to say that Tim has diverged the most, going from hard driving financial negotiations to a private farm on 10 acres.

This week Julie and I went to visit Tim, Jenny, their two boys, and their farm animals.

They have three goats, two babies and a one year old. This is a picture of Clover (on the rock) and Ivy (on the ground). Little goats are like little puppies. They are lovable, follow you around, and pout if they aren't given enough attention.

This is a trick the goats taught Jenny. They get Jenny to get down on all fours and Ivy hops up on top. Tuck, the oldest, is getting in on the game.

Tim, styling in his official farm dude straw hat, is walking back to the barn (he built by hand) to milk the goat. "Tim milking a goat" is a phrase I wouldn't have ever believed I would say.

Can't have a farm without chickens. They have eighteen chickens and a rooster. Each day they get about a dozen gorgeous eggs. Because the chickens aren't fed all the processed crap the would get on a big chicken farm, the eggs have a very different color, an almost orange yolk.

While I didn't photograph all the produce sections, they have fruit trees, blue berries, lettuce, tomatoes, and many other things. We had an excellent vegetarian dinner included sweet potatoes, lettuce and asparagus, all from the gardens. Delicious!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Construction in the spring

Well, at least they are working inside now. After a wave of days in the 60s, another snow storm hits Park City.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Heading for home

Well, spring is here and it is time to head back to Raleigh. After a lot of snow in late February, we basically switched over to May weather. We had almost no snow and temperatures that were a lot warmer than normal. For Julie and I, this meant very little skiing. It just isn't much fun in the slush. Perhaps the worst thing was the picture in today's Park Record. People coming down the town lift in Park City were told to take off their skis and snowboards. There wasn't enough snow at the base to safely get off the lift. The Park City golf course opened yesterday, several weeks ahead of schedule.

The house is moving along well. So much of the progress is inside, which doesn't show well in pictures. Here is one of the outside. The big changes are that the fascia is up and the roof is shingled (or will be today). Makes it look more like a house, but the big jump should be when we return. The house will be sided and the stone will be up. We shall see.

Off to Raleigh!!