Tuesday, May 23, 2017
It ain't all moo-cows and mansions
But there are other things too.
The little calf who can't get up continues to hold her own. When I finished giving her her bottle this morning she tried really hard to get up and have some more, which is a good sign. She seems to be a bit stronger and a bit more coordinated today, but that might just be wishful thinking on my part. We'll keep on keepin' on.
The other calves were enjoying breakfast in the pasture this morning. They like salads and milkshakes.
Work on the plan for the mansion continues apace. I'm reliably informed that I am acting as my own general contractor, which is allegedly a deucedly hard job. Should save myself some coin in the end, and I expect to see a large kickback!
Now then, on with the show.
There was a Twin Bonanza on the ramp at Joint Base Kimball/NAS PrairieAdventure this morning.
I've always been a sucker for the Beech 50, particularly the B50. They just do it for me.
This one came off the line at Wichita in March, 1954.
It's a very pretty airplane and seems to be well used and well cared for.
It's a big airplane for a light twin, sits tall on trike undercarriage and weighs in at 4,000 lbs empty and 6,500 gross.
It's powered by a pair of Lycoming GO-435 air cooled, horizontally opposed six bangers making about 240 hp a side and driving three-bladed Hartzell props.
Not a speed demon, doesn't carry a huge load, fairly short legs, but a robust and reliable steed.
Now what's that makeup mirror for?
Yeah, that one.
Have a great Beechcraft day!