Helping Mother Gaia One Step at a Time

Last October the wife, a friend, and I headed out to the Boomershoot site to help Joe with some work.  Joe previously covered it here.  As I was going through pictures today, I noticed I took about 1350 pictures while we were out there and I never did a post on it.  That just seems kind of wrong.  Though it does appear the wife just held down the shutter button while I was on the dozer.

As this was on 10/10/10 which evidently was some environmentalists wet dream of an idea for some such crap or another we felt like doing our part to help the environment.


Ford Earthfucker Jr. with a quite literally earth fucking dozer.  The actual goals for the day was to get some pre-winter work done to aid the berm so it will be more comfortable for the end positions come the end of the month.  Here’s a few of the pictures from the process.


Joe started off and made it look “easy”.  Sadly you can’t see his expression in that picture but it was best described as “I meant to do that.”DSC_3311

After Joe got the addition started he began teaching me to use the dozer, as you can see I’m porpoising quite badly.  Backing up over it hurt, there’s no shocks and the seat is about as fluffy as 1/4 steel.  It was a strong motivator to do it right!


Eventually though I made Mother Gaia my bitch and started cutting smooth swaths to add to the berm.  Once I was doing it repeatedly and established my own confidence that I was in fact doing it myself and not by blind luck I passed it off to my buddy Matt.


Porpoising doesn’t even begin to describe his adventure, more like a dolphin in a boats wake.  After a couple passes he gave up.  Then  we got Janelle to do it.


She didn’t fully drop the blade on her first pass.  This was her discovering the bumps matt had previously left.  If you don’t hear from me over the next week, assume she killed me for posting that picture.  She actually enjoyed it though.  Those heavy bumps however were enough to get her to want to stop.


Joe then proceeded to finish packing everything down and clean up the mess the rest of us made.DSC_4130

While he finished that up, we went and blew up some stuff down at the tree line.  Why else would there be a solid white object down there(look to the left of Joe’s head)?  We needed to add some extra CO2 into the atmosphere to offset the smug emissions from some of the new hybrids showing up in the area.


I think on that note, I may try and set up a post a day for the rest of this month using pictures from the past two three years of Boomershoot.

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About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

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