Apr 16-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: April: Apr 16-09
Ready to ride    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kassy Beaudoin
Grandpa and me    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kassy Beaudoin
How'd that happen?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kassy Beaudoin
Stuck in a rut    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kassy Beaudoin
Deere to the rescue    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kassy Beaudoin

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 07:07 am:

The sounds of springtime in the country vary from geese honking overhead once again, to dirt bikes and four wheelers revving up to ride. Today's photos from Kassy Beaudoin, give us a good glimpse into the fun that can be had when the family gets together to enjoy the Copper Country outdoors on wheels. That first little rider, is Hayley (Kassy and Roger's daughter), getting ready to tear across Grandpa's field. Kassy tells me that Hayley just loves her dirt bike, but Daddy won't let her out of second gear yet, for safety sake. In the second photo, it looks like Grandpa Lawrence is already having to take a back seat when Hayley jumps on the four wheeler with him, too.

Of course there's always going to be at least one "stuck" when you're out ATV'ing and it usually happens without warning. Kassy said the ground underneath was still soft from having been dug up last fall for a water line, so it took only 10 seconds to bury the side-by-side. That's Becky Alger, looking a bit surprised that it happened so quickly and is buried up to the wheels! :-> But never fear, trusty John Deere comes to the rescue. With Brian and Roger at the controls, they had it pulled out in a jiffy and ready for more action. Good old fashioned fun on the farm!

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 07:13 am:

Grandpas are so wonderful! Mine was my hero. Enjoy it all...it is such an important part of growing up in that love! It's the best!

By Robert H. Baker (Rhb) on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 07:39 am:

Now there some fun :)Great picturs today

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 07:44 am:

Atta girl Hayley! Hayley as been on her motorcycle this year before I have...too much sand on the streets yet for me.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 08:17 am:

My cousin did that once with me on the back of the ATV, but he decided to go through a foot of water and get stuck in the middle. We had to get my uncle and the tractor, got there pretty muddy.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 02:55 pm:

That's a sweet little granddaughter you have there. Have a nice day.

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 04:33 pm:

I've done the same thing with a tractor. Every now and then in a dry year the sugar beet roots would grow down and plug a drainage tile so you ended up with a soft spot there the following spring. You couldn't always tell that you were coming up on a spot like that, because there wasn't always standing water on the surface. But you drive into it and the next thing you know the tractor is sitting on the frame, the tires 3 feet deep in the mud. Not a lot of fun!

By Yahoo in Flatland (Yahooinflatland) on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 11:24 pm:

Yep, it's "Mud Season" in the UP

By Rachel Schreiner (Mooselover) on Friday, April 17, 2009 - 04:46 pm:

This is why I don't like ATVs trespassing on our land! When the weather warms up and the grasses grow, it's easy to trip in the ruts you can't see.
Please, ATVers, observe no trespassing signs!!!!

By Danielle L. Adams (Badkid) on Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 02:30 pm:

I so love my dirtbike, I wish I had land like this to just ride on. I mainly ride it on the trails around here in Atlantic Mine which does get boring. I want an open area where I can just tear across the land and have fun and get muddy too lol And yes, the no trespassing signs should be observed.

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