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 MOUNTAIN NOTES      03.Mar.2000

The Mountaingnome Growin' Pains: Well, we had server problems and scripts that were broken, this week. we installed new backup servers so that don't happen agin'! We've also added some new check out that SIDEBAR!
Contest Extended: Due to the contest data that was lost last week, we're gonna extend the MountainGnome Giveaway for an extra 2 weeks! Ya'll enter now and we're also gonna add a Linux RedHat 6.1 CD for free!!
This contest is Sponsered by our good friends at Welshware un-Ltd., so visit them for some great software!
Added: Chew the fat with The Mountaingnome! Got a question or some info you want to tell me about?! Well, in the sidebar at the bottom of the page, we installed a great chat link for ya'll. If'n we ain't in...ya'll can leave a message and the ole' Man will git right back to ya!
Added: Welp, we done it! We done added that dadblamed webcamera. The software is still givin' me a walleyed ya might see some strange things...err... besides me that is. In the near future we'll try to set it up for outdoor views...shucks, ya'll don't wanna see my ugly mug all the time!

  • The most common form of marriage proposal: "YOU'RE WHAT!?"

Treasures: Me an the clan here at The MountainGnome, love to walk all over these mountains. The boys call it hikin'...I call it an exercise to see how long before my lungs explode! On one of our ...err..hikes we discovered a large quantity of petrified wood. These fossils were an exciting find for us. As we trekked up the mountain a little further, we found these gems! Ahhhhh.....there's always something new to discover when ya walk with nature!
You can check BC Crafts for info on these gems and more!
  • "All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner."
Kiddies Korner:  Folks, bring them youngins' here. These lambs will melt yer heart! They're just a few hours old and they're TWINS!

Talk About Dumb..
After robbing a convenient store, two teen-age boys were being pursued bylaw-enforcement personal. In desperation to escape, the boys successfully climbed over a high chain-link fence. The cops didn't follow but did notify the authorities inside. The boys had hopped the fence to the state correctional facility.(Ohhhhhhh.....looks like they're gonna letter in stupidity)

-- The Mountain Man        


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The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad!!
Come Along for the Ride of a Lifetime!! Over 64 miles of unspoiled scenery await you as you climb through the spectacular San Juan mountains, along the wild territory of the New Mexico and Colorado border...Steam through the Rockies... and into adventure! Happy Railroadin' Partners.....have fun and enjoy!!! No better way to enjoy wildlife....nature....and just down right relaxin'!

  • Future historians will be able to study at the Gerald Ford Library; the Jimmy Carter Library; the Ronald Reagan Library and the Bill Clinton Adult Bookstore.
Outdoor Adventure: The Barn Bed & Breakfast:
The Barn is located near Geddes, South Dakota and Highway 50. This scenic highway follows the Missouri River from Interstate 29 at Vermillion to Interstate 90 at Chamberlain.
This route takes you through the river hills and rolling prairie in the heart of some of the best hunting, fishing, and river recreation areas along the Lewis and Clark Trail.
Folks, there is so much to do here, ya better make plans to come back a whole bunch. There's huntin', fishin', skiin', bicycling, just goes on. And the atmosphere, as you can tell by the great lodging, is just so relaxing! What are ya waitin' fer...bookem' today!

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Snow Adventure: EVER TRIED SKIJORING? neither
Skijoring is dog-assisted cross-country skiing. You strap on your cross-country skis, hitch yourself to your (big) dog, and set off over the snow. You ski to assist the dog on flats and ascents, and brake to keep from running it over on the downhills(hoboy....I can see where this is going..."LOOKOUT DOG..."). I've never seen anyone do this, but skijoring is apparently a lot of fun--even for the dog, which presumably is of a working breed that likes to pull and is well cared for. Skijorist John Harris has published some information on the sport, emphasizing skijoring in the Minneapolis and Duluth areas of Minnesota:
He's also posted a skijoring FAQ:
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Here's that classic 1953 Ford, that mountaingnomer Jonathan K. is starting to restore! Little Bob here is doing a great job on body sanding. This jewel has a 239 Cu. in. Famous Ford Flathead V-8 that we have ready to go back together. This ole' Ford has been a fun project for all of us here.
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The Best Exercise for Pregnant Women:
One of the best cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women, walking keeps you fit without jarring your knees and ankles. It's also a safe activity throughout the nine months of pregnancy and one of the easier ways to start exercising if you haven't been. If you've been walking, keep it up. If you were fairly inactive before you became pregnant, start with a slow walk and build yourself up to brisk 20- to 30-minute jaunts. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, it's best to exercise at least three times a week. Working out sporadically can put you at risk for injury; plus, you don't benefit from exercise by working out only once in a while.
NOTE: Always follow the advice of your Physician!
Read to Your Baby:
It's never too early to start reading to your baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reading aloud daily to your child starting at six months — when your child will really begin to enjoy looking at books with you. But Jim Trelease, long-time read-aloud expert and author of the The Read Aloud Handbook, says newborns will enjoy a good book, too. Most experts say that the more you speak directly to your child, the better for his growth and development. No matter what your child's age, reading provides an opportunity for cuddling and socializing that both baby and parent can appreciate.
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Folks, it's in the sidebar! This will make it easier for ya to talk to me. We hope ya use it bunches!

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Folks, we at the MountainGnome are going to dedicate this site to a very good friend of mine, Charles(Chuck) Glaze of Colorado! He kinda tweaked my interest in kinfolk from the past. Chuck's been interested in finding his kinfolk for a long time, and I'll tell ya what, if he hits the lottery, he'll probably find'em all on his front porch! Chuck, stay safe and keep'er between the ditches!

DETERMINING WHICH WARS AN ANCESTOR FOUGHT IN: You don't have to know which wars a person fought in to find that person's military records, but information about the military engagements often gives information about where the military records might be kept. To find out which wars were fought during certain times, check out: Documents In Military History
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This recipe uses a number of spicy and tangy ingredients plus a long, slow cooking time to impart plenty of flavor and tenderize the beef. Add more paprika if you'd like to pep things up. Top with a dollop of sour cream. Serves 4-6.

  • 1 lb beef, cubed
  • 2 med onions, minced
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1-1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp cider vinegar
  • 6 tbsp ketchup
  • 1-1/2 c water
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 6-oz pkg noodles
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown meat; add onion. Combine mustard, paprika, brown sugar, and salt. Combine Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and ketchup; add to mustard mixture. Add to meat, with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 2-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Blend flour with 1/2 cup water. Add to meat mixture and stir until thickened. Boil noodles in salted water according to package directions. Serve meat mixture over noodles.

So until next week, REMEMBER: "I've learned- that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life."