Finally finished

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Over 5 years after cutting this red oak slab from the tree, it was finally placed in the living room this afternoon. The base was assembled with smaller slab pieces that were joined at angles along the grain of the … Continue reading

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Sawmill & Pups

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On a recent trip home, I finally milled 8 big pine logs that were given to me by a local tree service.  These are logs removed from nearby properties that would have otherwise been burned as waste.  It feels good … Continue reading

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Shed space

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“A man can never have enough shed space”. You can quote me on that.  On a recent trip home, I completed a project with home-made sawmilled lumber that has been on the “to do” list for some years. Keeping the … Continue reading

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Climate

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On March 26, 2016 winds changed from the traditional pattern in the valley of Mexico (out of NW) and provided the city with a nice southerly breeze.  That did a couple of things.  It brought warm air out of the … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies

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Claudia & I (Domino too) recently visited an area a few hour’s drive west of Mexico City where Monarch Butterflies take their winter rest after an unbelievable summertime tour that takes them up to 3000 miles north and as far … Continue reading

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Woodstove

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After years of freezing my arse off in the shop in wintertime, I decided to kill three birds with one stone.  By taking an old 55 gal. barrel that was laying around and converting it into a woodstove, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Delta Sunset

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This photo was taken just a few days after purchasing my Canon 7D back in 2012.  I had forgotten about the shot until I found it rummaging through old photos on a backup hard drive.  We see lots of great … Continue reading

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Washington State Revisited

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It had been over 7 years since I’d been back to Washington State.  Having spent 18 years living there,  it’s my second home and one I often miss very much.  Recently, I found myself working nearby and decided to pop … Continue reading

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Forest Flowers

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  I took a series of photographs of some (don’t know the name) flowers that carpet the forest floor in the woods behind our house each spring.   This area is under water most of the winter.  Each spring as … Continue reading

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Mexico – Oaxaca & the Pueblos Mancomunados

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Recently, Claudia, Domino (k-9 unit) & I spent a week in Oaxaca, Mexico treking the “Pueblos Mancomunados”.  The PM’s are a group of like minded campesino villages located in the Sierra Azul Mountains just north of the town of Oaxaca … Continue reading

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