Waylon and I decided to bring a camera along when we fed the pigs yesterday. Here are 2.5 minutes of happy pigs and a happy little boy who is reminding daddy to watch his mouth or risk being repeated on camera… These are Tamworth pigs. There are four of them: three big brutes and one […]
Posts that tickle the funny bone, or that are just plain odd.
The bad thing about the first winter in a new spot way back in the forest is that you’re surrounded by wood, but none of it is burnable. It’s all “green”. The good thing about every other winter for the next several decades? Well, 26 pictures is worth 26,000 words so… Here are 26 pictures […]
I have a lot of power tools – a lot! And up to this point in time I have not acquired a tool that I could not figure out how to use within the first 15 minutes. Welp, it took at 9″ band saw, several hours of my time, and finally resorting to visiting a woodworker […]
My nephew Christian came to visit with my mom this weekend. Christian is an avid hunter and fisherman, but he won’t shoot at an animal unless he knows it is going to be a clean kill shot. So while he spent three full days hunting deer in the woods from sunup to sundown, and spent […]
When you have just a little bit of a spice seed that needs to be ground, it is important to make sure you clean out the grinder first. Here we ended up with coffee-flavored fennel. It might sound good (licorice flavored coffee?) but wasn’t what the Indian dish called for.
When it comes to technology I am pretty old school. I’m still using CD’s, still not carrying a cell phone, and not until a few backs did I ever send a text! But, I’ve broken new ground….. I’ve been wanting an Ipod Touch for a few years now but never could justify the cost. I […]
The bad news is that getting hit with a falling chestnut is like having a small porcupine dropped onto your head from ten feet above. The good news is we have all the chestnuts we can eat and they are raining down like manna from heaven! I picked chestnuts on a small market farm in […]
We left our chickens at the old place since the buyer wanted them and we figured we could always get more (and we will). But for right now we are learning that, in terms of scrap food disposal, fish are our new chickens… As you can see in the video, our little pond has an […]
I learned my lesson last time and won’t be attempting to get this all done in a single year, but there are several things I’d like to take care of as soon as possible. However, this time around we have Waylon, which makes a HUGE difference in the amount of work we can get done. […]
Yesterday I put in the corn and beans, added mulch, watered the garden, spread gravel in the drive, cleaned out the gutters, put up the hummingbird feeders, pulled weeds, thinned seedlings, etc…. so I decided to take today off, as recommended by at least one out of four major religions. Here are just a few […]