Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years Eve!

"Remember have fun but be safe, don't feed your baby alcohol, drunk babies are the meanest."

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Holiday Choppin' from James Mustico on Vimeo.

Kids in Portland working off some holiday pounds old world style.

One footers aren't cool I guess.

I work for backcountry.com chatting with all kinds of people who need help. Here is a little taste of what I deal with.

adum: and do you think its really necessary to have a stomp pad?
Ben L.: No but they are fun for 1 footers.
adum: i think people who do one footers are fags
adum: so im not gonna get one


I think I will start saving some more of these and posting my favorites each week.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

You can't board in Arizona!

MICA minute #4 from Loren Brinton on Vimeo.

Brandon, Sean and Alex did some boardin' in AZ. Bunch of cool spots especially the Lizard rail to grated bank. Animal Farm is green as shit kid!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Never Gonna Get It

Never Gonna Get It from Cole Taylor on Vimeo.


Check out the Dinobots video from last year. It's sweet and has good music and radical maneuvers and I'm down. Plus Ben's got a couple shots. Quit readin' and start watchin'.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Can't stay away

Noah and I went back to Labrador this morning. We poached a few fast runs and then some other friends showed up. Wondering what we could get ourselves into, we remembered the good ole secret spot we had built last year in the woods. This time we knew it may not all be intact as we had much more snow last year, but what the heck, it'd be an adventure. So, Noah, myself, and Jason all took a hike up there. A stealth like route was taken as not to be seen.
Upon arrival we found this gem.
New neighbors. Real rustic types.

Luckily the main log jam, professionally crafted by Noah was still standing.
Noah can be a tweaker sometimes. Not so much off the board, but on, Yup.
Screen grabbin'.

A few hits and we were headed back to do some more fast laps, each one clocking in around 2- 2 1/2 minutes tops. Another great day back home!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I arrived in New York last night to find Labrador Mountain was opening in the morning. A phone call to Noah, (a member of the Farm who'll be spending the winter months back east) and it was decided; we must be there bright and early. 
A quick drive through the rolling hills dusted with crisp white snow and we arrived. Snow guns a blasting, and many  familiar faces greeted our arrival. With two runs open and no rails set up, we created what you'll see below. 


Boardin' with Noah always gets the juices flowing.

Juicy boogies form a snake like trail when it's a high of 16 degrees.

Noah stood here in this position for a while until the sun came through the grey cloud cover, can't beat ending the day in some sweet sunshine.

Open until close. Not quite, but close enough. Watch the moving pictures below. I swear you'll be impressed.
I was.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Great Days.

Picking up my sister from the airport this past friday night, I thought "Awesome, Courtney's here for a bit, my birthday is coming up quick, it'll be great!" Little did I know...


Saturday began with some boardin', snow was beginning to fall.
Laker's came to Energy Solutions Areana... and lost.


Sunday, wake up, check the avalanche report/snow report, 36 inches in the past 24 hrs. serious snow... Head to Brighton. Snow all day, and hard.


Monday, birthday, tired from the day before, even more snow around 40-50 all said and done. Brighton again. Get home and relax, fire in the hearth, and 21st birthday stuff. Trampled by Turtles was playing at the Urban Lounge and did not dissapoint! Same car from the day before. Still buried. Myself, snowy beard.
Courtney, first visit to Utah. Will the snow bring her back?
Rich pondering. He's a thinker.
Pleasant lift rides all day long, to accompany the wondrous snow.

Thank you all for a great few days! Thanks sis for coming to visit!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

POWDUHHH

Brighton Dec 13-14 Headcam shots from Ted Borland on Vimeo.


Check out this video Ted made of some Animal Farm dudes and friends. It looks like winter!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Ben!

Ben Farrell turns 21 today! Oh what a joyous occasion. There will be much celebrating as there is snow in the mountains, beers in the bar and music at Urban. Go see the show and wish him a happy birthday yourself.
Ben is the best kid ever. Period. He's a handsome, strapping young man with a big heart and a good head on his shoulders. He's got more energy than anyone I've ever met and is always excited for an adventure. I've known Ben since we were in middle school and started skating together. Quite frankly my parents thought he was on speed 24/7. But those were the old days and now we are living in Salt Lake scrounging for money and trying to ride as much as we can. I love riding with Ben because he sees things a lot differently than most do, always good for some kind of interesting situation. I've been traveling with Ben a lot in the past 3-4 years, seeing much of this country together and feel very blessed to have him as a friend. His love for life is obvious, in his face and in his actions and by the way he treats the relationships he holds dear to him. He is a tremendous person, what else can I say.







Here's a part Ben made a couple years ago from his footage.

From myself and everyone at The Farm we love you Ben!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

James' new Blade suit

this is in response to Josh's Grizzly suit, less friction/ more wheels and speed, eat your heart out Punisher.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ben's almost a man!

Well, on my birthday I got the pleasure of riding with the Bens. What a fabulous way to celebrate another year of being alive. Later that evening the party moved over to la casa de ricardo sucio and then finally to the bar. We were shuttled to and from by my great friend Ben Farrell who is not quite twenty one, the day after tomorrow is the big day. Anyway, while we were all out partying and trying to start various hootananies, he was home making this edit. Stay tuned for Ben's Birthday Bash, which will likely be much more exciting considering there's going to be some pow!


There it is!

Hazardous weather condition(s):


Winter Storm Warning
Avalanche Watch
Hazardous Weather Outlook


This Afternoon: Snow. High near 26. South wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow. Low around 19. South wind between 16 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Sunday: Snow. Steady temperature around 19. Wind chill values as low as -4. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches possible.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Torrey

It's Torrey's Birthday today! He's getting manlier and hairier than ever. You should see his beard! I met Torrey just over a year ago at a video premiere he and a few of my friends were in. He was carrying a back pack full of beers and without even asking my name began sharing. We slammed beers in the bathroom and scared little kids and it was the best introduction I have ever had.
Now I am living with Torrey and proud to call him my friend.
Torrey moved out here this year to board and is already loving Utah. Logging shots through the cold nights and washing dishes by day. He loves his Dew and rides boards that can't catch edges. He's a good guy that is always down to drink whiskey with me and skates like a champ.


Check out his interview on snowrev.

And also check out Torrey and Ricky in this video from a two seasons ago.

From myself and everyone on The Farm Happy Birthday Torrey we love you!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Perpetual Vacation... the video

here's chris getting a tattoo from Nick Dirks, he has a tattoo gun, and novice level skills, enjoy.

Perpetual Vacation from James Mustico on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I know Karate, Voodoo Too.

I'd say this is a pretty accurate description of everyone I know who's down with the Animal Farm.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Animal Barn

Animal Barn from Debbie Passey on Vimeo.

Animal Farm loves and is loved by all ages, even the youngsters.

In Cahoots

In Cahoots from Sean Lucey on Vimeo.

My movie from last year. I filmed and edited half of it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

FINALLY

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Go Bills

I didn't want to turn this into a sports blog but Lucey already blew it on that. Here at Animal Farm we are getting so big we have our own correspondent for our favorite NFL team, the Buffalo Bills. Matt Piasecki, gives us his take on this weeks Thursday night game against the NY Jets.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Perpetual Vacation tattoo



I made a tatoo for Chris and Nick inked it up, video coming soon, and hopefully some pastel colors to that that badboy... Video coming soon, Portland homemade ink the new TV show

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Punish Proof

Josh Poehlein, also known as THE PUNISHER, recently discovered some new back country equipment that is going to open up new realms of snowboarding previously thought only imaginable to Travis Rice.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Post Game Feast

The Turkey Bowl ended with a big win. To celebrate the win the team took it to Rich, Josh, and Sean's place for a post game feast. Some of our sidelined team members (Ben, Torrey, Debbie and Kayla) were all able to make it to the feast! A grand ole time was had by all!



Right before all knew the family picture was being taken. But, Some knew.


They all got it the second time around. Great people, great food.


Smiles...


all..


around!

Thank you all for being such great friends! Families and friends that couldn't be with us on this Thanksgiving, and for this marvelous feast, we missed you and Love you all!! 

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Turkey Bowl

The Turkey Bowl from Sean Lucey on Vimeo.

On Thanksgiving we had the Turkey Bowl. Everyone won.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monkeys

"Monkeys are wack as shit!" - Dan

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Angel and Sailor.

Angel and Sailor. from Ben Farrell on Vimeo.

Ben Littler and I went snowboarding this morning at Brighton. It started out real cold, but once the sun came over the mountains it warmed right up. Best conditions so far this season, yes I am claiming. But, it's true. Enjoy.

Guest Appearance.

The Bens made a guest appearance in this little youtuber starring Ross the Boss Phillips and Sleepy Stevens, che...che..che...CHECK IT OUT!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Double Upside Down Guy


Oldie but a goody.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Salt Lake City

Has really good sunsets...




Animal Farm On TWSNOW!

Check out Twsnow.com right now to see Ben Farrell's name on the front page!


not bad! - Ben Farrell, Friends, Ted Borland, & Mac Spedale from Variety Pack on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Slush em US"

"Slush em us!" from James Mustico on Vimeo.

that's right, the epic battle between being average and having fun continues in "Slush em Us!" the 2009 Mt. Hood summer video that will make you feel good, and want to snowboard fast.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mark Dangler G-CODE

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Meadows, opening Daze from James Mustico on Vimeo.


I had two days in the new snow Meadows received, ultra fun.

Can't Wait...

I can't wait for night riding to start at Brighton. I'm working for the weekends right now. The old 9-5er, the daily grind. Coffee in the morning, lunch breaks, cubicle with a window view of the mountains I am not riding. Parking passes, name badges, and finance meetings. Automated phone systems, order processing, daily stats, internal chat system, "Happy Monday" emails. But if I could leave work and end my day with something like this...well that would be "A-MAY-SHING"

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ben Farrell Sponsor Me Tape 08-09

Ben Farrell Sponsor Me Tape 08-09 from Ben Littler on Vimeo.


Ben worked super hard last year getting shots, here's the video to prove it! And to any companies interested Ben is without a board sponsor. Pick him up he's a rippin' dude.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mini Rampemus

We dropped in on Brandon who was coincidentally building a drop in. For this!
I messed up my first run, but we faked it anyways as Ben will let you know so kindly, just watch the edit.

Mini Rampemus from Ben Littler on Vimeo.

Leisure Time

Leisure Time from Sean Lucey on Vimeo.

My video from last year. In Cahoots premiers friday. Thats this years video.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Brighton is Open.

Riding Chair lifts and some snow at Brighton from Ben Farrell on Vimeo.

You can hate, but I tried my best.



Ben Littler was a walkin' man today. No lifts nor breakfast for this fine fellow. Plus he's got the brightest boots in town. You can even see them from the lift!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ladies Tees - em us

The Punisher and I went up to the ole' bone zone the other day to try and slide some tube under our legs. Too wussy to hit the rail with the ice rink landing we practiced on the ladies tees. I landed maybe once or twice while Big Pun' put on a coaching clinic.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Goodbye Horsesss


Noahie makes some good stuff. An oldie, but always a goodie.

Music Video Monday

First Music Video Monday. A good start, I'd say.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sean loves you, Rich does too


especially when he's faux fishing at mirror lake

riché loves to sell you cool t shirts designed by us.

Friday, November 6, 2009

ThreadTheNeedleemus.

Square Kid in a Round Hole from Josh Poehlein on Vimeo.

We found this hole to jump into on the way to Bagby Hot Springs in Oregon.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

bouncemus

birthday bounce from Sean Lucey on Vimeo.

screen grab em us!


I've been editing some summer footage, with some VHS footage as well in there, "Slush Em Us!" will come your way soon... until then, here's an awesome screen grab of THE PUNISHER

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

World Series Champs


We da best, we da best.

Filthyemus


The average video chat with Filthy. No big deal. But, Filthy has always got somewhere/something to show us...


He brought us to the amusement park, rode some coasters...


Then, got cultured in Paris. Paris isn't the same without cigs.


After Paris we just went back to Filthy's. Things got crazy, Filthy learned how to do tricks with his face.

I like Filthy. Great guy.



Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Wittle Noahie!

It's our friend Noah Hausknecht's Birthday, so you better wish him one. Noah is a smart little guy with a whole mess o' life in front of him. He's a artsy little fellow that goes to school and learns and loves. He really likes vijeo games and shotgunning beers. He's super good on the his push scoot and the best boarder I know. He is a fun lovin eager child who we miss very much.










From all of us at The Farm Happy Birthday Noah, we love you.