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Sunday, March 06, 2016

Hydroelectric failure #2 -Teton Dam

Here's a nice picture taken from a helicopter on June 5, 1976.  This is Teton Dam in Eastern Idaho, in the process of collapsing and killing 11 people and 35,000 head of cattle.
Image courtesy of wikipedia, Photographer/Maker: Roberts ID-L-0010,

Car alternator problem at high RPM

On the new little car, I had noticed an issue while driving, but it didn't give me much concern... until Friday morning.

What I had noticed was that the lights would noticeably dim as the engine revved higher, typically just before the car up-shifted.  It was not affecting the electrical system or my ability to start the car however, so I ignored it.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Snow Plowing

The first summer after we moved to Idaho, I bought a little tractor.  It's a 26 Horsepower, 2 cylinder diesel tractor with 4x4, a PTO and a hydraulic bucket loader.  It came with a 4ft rotary tiller and a back blade.