Blue Water Farm, near the shore of Torch Lake, in beautiful Alden Michigan.
Operating as usual
Once again - careful leaving your Aussie around the fireplace. We made that mistake, now he’s broken yet again....
28 degrees feels like spring today
Photos from Blue Water Farm's post
Ziggy with the slo mo open-field takedown. It’s cold this morning !
Sunset from Alden Ball Field
Cold air + clear day + low humidity = Amazing colors and 30ft+ visibility into the water...
Not photoshopped - Zig and Bowie are tiny vs Zoe and the 8 month old monster. 2nd photo was just a month ago. Pretty soon Ziggy won’t be visible in the pictures anymore, at this rate.
Bowie has a cold...ugh winter
The sun came out right at lunch break, good cue to take some photos
Many thanks to having my co-pilot out there with me, in the ice and cold ! The river took us out pretty easy into the lake, about 500 feet out from the Dockside at the max. Most of the video is about where the no-wake buoys sit, and a bit north of that. The smoothness of the video depends on how easy the line can unspool...so, there was 2 of us, plus one big dog, plus the equipment and the spool, on 8 square feet of dock that wasn’t 2 inches of ice. Nothing got wet except for the drone ! 4K quality version here - https://youtu.be/wnBqCFx-Rzk
This is how you celebrate getting a new piece of furniture
We got the new run-in installed in the pasture today. We’ll add trim around the roof and front when the weather’s nicer (promise), in the meantime it’ll be a good weatherbreak, or at least a new toy to mess with. Thanks Alyssa Heather DuFour Allison DuFour Ryan Robyn Apley - it took all of us to get it done !
Clearly we people don’t understand there’s work to be done this morning, and it’s not getting done from inside the house...
Coming soon - our standing-room outdoor patio for horses
durrrrr why would I want to come in, in a snowstorm ??
Sweet Zoe, love that gaze...
Fresh, wet sticky snow. The blue curvy drop-off in the lake is calling for us...
We tried out a couple of new tools - a 650 foot cable tether, and an electric cable reel, saves from having to manually wind in 3 football fields worth of cable. No fish, but check out the ducks from below. I didn’t want to surface right by them, but that was my first lesson in the Reel - there’s enough tension to yank the drone up depending on conditions. Dogs were confined to vehicle after 15 minutes due to poor behavior. Full-quality version is available here - https://youtu.be/JzNqWBNwCII - Enjoy!!
We’ve Upgrayedddddd - 650 feet of submarine cable and an electric reel hehehehe
Mags looks like Iron Man in her collar tracking light. C’mon Tony Bark, time to go in.
The full-length, full-quality version is here https://youtu.be/Yct4wdQ7ybI . A lot more clear than I expected. I would have shot for a longer time, but I was freezing, and my dogs were being Aussholes running up and down the dock. Shocked that I didn't hear a splash and have to ditch the drone to do a dummy rescue. Enjoy the video, thanks.
This is Ziggy’s high alert face when we feed horses at night.
Elk River Dam outlet today in the submersible. Think we’ll head to the Kids Pond next. Lots of things to check out in ER. Uploaded to YouTube for better video quality.
youtube.com Shot on a Gladius Mini on Jan. 3, 2021
Another torch river video, under the water...
Just got back from the river, got some nice stuff in front of Rosemary’s. Water looks so inviting...
Another submarine video from our Alden harbor test run...
We got a new Christmas toy - a 4K submersible drone rated to 330 feet. Can’t wait to get it going summer 2021. We took it to Alden harbor today and got some amazing under ice shots.
Happy New Year from Mae and Hercules !
Look at the big flakes...
Blue Water Farm's cover photo
The girls are giving Ziggy a well deserved slo mo beating
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