Dec 07-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: December: Dec 07-04
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Photo by Donn de Yampert

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 05:08 am:

The labors of making hay in the heat of the summer provide nourishment for U.P. critters all winter long. These two horses have figured out that hay makes a good barrier to keep the cold from creeping into their bones so quickly too. Traveling through Perkins, in the southern portion of the Upper Peninsula, Donn de Yampert visited this Equus caballus' dinner table, complete with a piece of machinery that more than likely was instrumental in providing them with some of their winter feed. Even after having farmed for quite a few years, I can't tell you positively, but I'm guessing that could be a McCormick Deering Thresher. I'm sure someone with a bit more farm machinery knowledge can chime in to identify it if I'm wrong!


By dick, fl on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 05:23 am:

Good Morning! Great picture. That looks just like Northeast Georgia where I was lucky enough to spend last weekend.

By Rick on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 05:47 am:


By smf in troll land on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 06:26 am:

Great picture!

By Frances, GA on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 06:32 am:

I agree with Dick of FL.
The barn reminds me of being in the North GA mountains.
Thank you Donn for sharing with us.

By Karen... on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 06:49 am:

How about some quilts on those poor animals? It's a bit too cool for my blood today, 33 degrees and overcast.

By Sharyn on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 07:35 am:

Now this is a photo with character! I love it!

By N ancy, Virginia on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 08:10 am:

Good Morning from Nancy in VA
If you've ever groomed a horse in the spring, you would see that have plenty of hair to keep them warm in the winter. We don't come close to UP's winters,and still our horses get really thick coats for winter. They'll be fine so long as they keep getting that nice pile of food. Yum.
looks tasty to one who didn't have time for breakfast. Better start chewing....

By finnferrfunn on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 08:29 am:

Say wah, dose are 'YOOPER' horses, dey don need da blankets, dey got SISU to kee dem warm!!! sm

By Bob on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 08:48 am:

Irony never fails to amaze me.

Last night my daughter moped around feeling sad because the Horse she rides at a friends house had to be put down due to failing health.

This morning I sign on and see this picture...

Ironically also is the fact that I had friends in perkins and am familiar with the area, and I traced my fathers family back to the north Georgis Mountians a few years ago...


By jfwh on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 08:49 am:

You might want to tell the owner of the property that the harvesting machine in the picture may be worth some money. McCormick-Deering.

By Roudy on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 08:50 am:

Nice map. I finally see where Cornell is. We know who lives there. Right gang?

By Justin J - Yooper by birth, on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 10:16 am:

I am an Escanaba Eskymo! Ahh my old stomping grounds. Anyone been through town to see the new Walgreens going in? A long time station is no longer (Jerry's Marathon) but Willy Carne is still on the other corner. When you are at the corner of US2 and M35 give a honk if you see a character with a red, white and blue chook on. Have a great day everyone.

By Helen, MI on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 10:55 am:

Donn a very beautiful picture that you captured of the horses. They have a character of all their own! I love it. Donn, you and the Z-man have always gotten great pictures when you two go on a photography road trip.

By ed/mi on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 11:05 am:

A long time station is no longer (Jerry's Marathon)>>>>>This would be Jerry Perrault formerly from Hubbell....

By Hay maker for da horses on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 11:07 am:

Ahh..hay making. It's always on the one hottest day of the summer. I usually help two other people and end up putting up about 2000 square bales. Great exercise for those of you who like to get out in the field.

By Dr. Nat in Nevada on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 11:31 am:

Good morning everyone! Nice picture. Old farm machinery and horses, two things I have always loved.
We have lots of horses on campus right now, and bulls, steers, and cowboys, too. The National Finals Rodeo is held at our sporting arena just a few steps away from my office. It's been great fun swapping stories with the cowboys, seeing all the fine animals, and watching the events at night.
Have a great day everyone!

By Mary Lou on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 11:55 am:

Justin.......Greetings from Escanaba...the new Walgreens has not been started but they have started to move out the buildings in preparation for the store...someone told me once that that corner (41 &35) is the busiest corner in the UP.. Jerry Perrault is a former classmate of mine at LLHHS...he is still a lot of fun...especially when the Packers and Lions have a game... he is one of the few Lion fans at the Elks Club get together on game day. Jerry has been a good citizen of Escanaba and we can always depend on him to support a good his brother "Hub", who recently passed on. Good Copper Country "boys"....

By Gus LL on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 12:07 pm:

Mary, Sure looks like a Mc Cormick Deering Threshing machine to me. When I was down on the farm in the late 30's and 40's we would hire one of our neighbors to thresh our grain , mostly oats that we used for cow feed. We would feed the shucked grain into one end of the machine and we would bag it on the other end. A machine called a binder was used to cut and bind the grain in shucks before feeding it into the thresher. It sure was a dusty job.

Thanks Gus! :->

By Gus LL on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 12:12 pm:

Mary, Sorry I goofed, The threshed grain came out of the side of the machine and the straw came out the long shute you see in the photo.

By Lowell MO. on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 12:37 pm:

Mary: If Your Map would have went just a little further north on 35 then my old home place and stomping grounds would have been on the map. Was born and raised in Rock. When I was going to school there was always a rivalry between Rock and Perkins. Used to know that country quite well couldn't say that anymore as its been over 50 yrs since I was around there. As for that Threshing Machine a person would only have to work the bagger on it for awhile and then they could say they had been working. Been there and done that. Throwing the bundles of grain into it was also a job.

By Fred, Three Lakes on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 01:25 pm:

Definitely a "WOW" pic.

By L-O-V-E Pastycam! on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 01:52 pm:

Wow! fer sure! But that picture is so well colored and lighted that it actually looks like a painting! Beautiful!

By Chris in Georgia on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 01:54 pm:

Went for a drive in the country today. This is December 7 and the red is still on the trees--beautiful. Forecast is for rain and lots of wind, so by tomorrow there may not be any leaves left. We have more hardwoods here now, so do see color in the leaves, even though it's late. I miss the UP but enjoy life where I am now. Love the photo of the horses and threshing machine. We had an old one rust out in our fields--the kids loved to climb on it. It's gone now.

By B in gb on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 02:18 pm:

Remember Pearl Harbor!.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 02:32 pm:

Just for Lowell, MO.,

Perkins/Rock map

Check it out folks...St. Nicholas has been spotted just west of Perkins!! :->
By Troll in Eagle Harbor on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 03:07 pm:

HEY ST. Nick in Honolulu!!!! SEMPER FI !

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 03:11 pm:

Have you ever wondered what "stomping grounds" are? Why do we stomp there? Do our grounds need extra stomping? I bet Roudy has the answer to these and many other questions.

Love this picture!

By troll in E.H. on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 03:25 pm:

"Stomping grounds"? Self evident...the ground upon which thouest walks....OLDE Stomping Grounds..Old in "your younger days"
Hope this helps :o)

By noone on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 04:19 pm:

May the Horse be with you.

By maijaMI on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 04:43 pm:

Noone: Good one!

By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 05:24 pm:

Speaking of Pearl Harbor, here is a great tribute site for Pearl Harbor, it not only gives a great tribute and history of the 'Day of Infamy', it has some great music of the period playing in the background.... best to be viewed with High speed hook-up...

By Leslie Pearl Harbor Hawaii on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 05:25 pm:

Hey everyone! St. Nick lives with me in Honolulu. How lucky is that!

By downstate don on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 05:55 pm:

Does anyone recall hearing of Big Bertha? I heard
of her years ago and did see a picture of her
standing at the edge of Brockway Mountain. She was
a very big lady with very large feet.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 06:11 pm:

Classic shot today from Donn de Yampert. Great detail.

This evening we have a first over at Pasty.NET... Two high school sporting events will be broadcast simultaneously. First, KBear 102.3 FM will bring the play-by-play as Calumet and Houghton tangle on the ice in boy's hockey (6:40pm), and then WMPL AM-920 sends their streaming coverage of boy's basketball, with Calumet taking on Hancock. Take your pick!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 08:19 pm:

downstate don:
...Big Bertha?

Could you be thinking of "Big Annie" Klobuchar Clemenc (pronounced 'Clements', and mis-spelled in various references in PastyCam archives as CLEMENEC)?

From Cam Notes - 2001: March: Mar 14-01:
By Daryl Laitila on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 - 09:21 am:
see By CheddarJohn on Thursday, March 15, 2001 - 01:44 am:
see By Julia Raymond, Dryden, MI on Friday, August 1, 2003 - 10:15 am:
From Cam Notes - 2003: April: Apr 13-03:
see By pine street boy on Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 06:02 pm:
From Cam Notes - 2004: May: May 14-04:
see By Paul in Illinois on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 07:23 pm:

See also Michigan History Magazine online: Standing Tall with Big Annie

By ert, GA on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 08:27 pm:

dick, fl -- One difference in this picture and one you might see in north Georgia -- no snow! It was in at least the high 60s today, too warm even for here.

By The Infrequent Poster on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 10:15 pm:

Boy the liftbridge-cam clock keeps gettin worse - 13 minutes off today. Checkout and google for "ntp".

By downstate don on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 10:24 pm:

FRNash/PHX,AZ. ...I knew there was a Big Annie..
and there was a Big Bertha...she was not so notable but she was big and she had big feet. The
picture of her showed where she displayed one of
her feet on a big rock up at Brockway Mountain.
They called her Big Bertha of Brockway Mountain.

By Lori... Commerce Twp on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 11:02 pm:

My Dad just told me, 'you're never too old to learn'... and boy is he right! I have learned a lot thru the pages today. This site is amazing! History, Geography, Photography, (Kudos Mr. De yampert on todays post, the photograph of the horses is beautiful, soft and surreal, almost...) The connection thru this site to the U.P is fantastic.
P.S. To 'The Infrequent Poster', I believe the bridge time posted with the picture is the time the picture was taken by the web cam... it is not the exact time that you happen to log on to that site.

By Lowell Mo. on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 11:32 pm:

Mary: Big Thanks

By Lowell Mo. on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 11:36 pm:

Mary: Don't know if it still is but the Saint Nicholas area was one of the best Potato growing areas in the U.P.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - 12:59 am:

Haven't seen Salva shown on a map for a long time. If you draw a line straight west of Salva and straight south of Cornell, that's Ken ja Mimi's 40 acre 'ranch'. :>) Nice pic, Donn, I think we've been past the place a few times. Hi,

By Old farmer troll on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - 03:02 am:

Not often that you see a horse laying down as the one on the right may have been doing. Perhaps it just finished a "roll in the hay"!

By The Infrequent Poster on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - 06:06 am:

You are absolutely right Lori. But, to the best of my knowledge, it's not possible to snap a photo in the future. The timestamp (and most likely the time on the computer managing the updates) is leading wall-clock time. As a result, the last shot of the night is taken around 17:31, not 17:44. Check it throughout the day, you'll see what I mean.

BTW - love the pasty/lift-bridge sites!

By Lori... Commerce Twp on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - 07:54 am:

Now I see what you are refering to "Infrequent Poster"... It is a few minutes before 7:53 a.m. and the lift bridge cam time is stamped 8:00 a.m.

By Lori on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - 07:56 am:

I meant to say it is a few minutes before 8...
I've only had a couple of sips of coffee...

By Roudy Mi on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - 09:25 am:

In the C.C. it's possible to prepone things. I.E. the bridge cam?

By Pat........MI on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - 11:30 am:

Pat from Gd. Ledge Dec. 8

When I first saw this pix of the animals w/ a
shed in the background, I thought it was a
manger. I guess I thought this 'cause Christmas
is on my mind. It is just a beautiful pix.

By Nancy Nelson, WI on Friday, December 10, 2004 - 07:13 pm:

It is an interesting picture, but that horse lying down looks pretty old and weak--what is the story behind that animal??

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