Horned Owls

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At the east end of the property, there is a woodlot of Honey Locust trees that my grandfather planted.  He planted this patch of trees to grow fence posts for his dairy farm as Locust is one of the most … Continue reading

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Beer – good

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What you see here is a culmination of instincts, ingredients, time and a fusion of them into libations that bring much joy to our humble home. Beer – good! Currently we have (from left to right) an English Brown Ale, … Continue reading

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Red Oak Salvage

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In the hardwood bottom-lands of the Mississippi Delta, large oaks, maples and hickorys die every day.  Some just get old and fall.  Some are unlucky enough to get struck by lightning and crash to the ground suddenly.   In any … Continue reading

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Laminated Hickory table with natural bark edge

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  This hickory table uses 1×4″ boards that were reassembled using a biscuit joiner to give the appearance of a solid slab.  The bark on the edge pieces were kept for added interest and gives the table a rustic look. … Continue reading

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Hickory Table – Revisited

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The hickory table made it’s way through the shipping process to Seattle and is shown here installed in it’s new living room.  I got a message that the table passed the cat test and the picture below seems to confirm. … Continue reading

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Cilantro

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Beginning each fall and into winter we enjoy one of the most coveted herbs in our garden.  This part of the year is always the best time to grow cilantro in the MS delta as our sweltering hot summers are … Continue reading

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Brew Shed

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We recently finished a new addition to the shop facility that will serve as an outdoor woodworking area and brewing shed.  In fact, we mashed, cooked &  tanked our first 5 gallons of Barrack Farms English Brown Ale into the … Continue reading

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Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Revisited

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Claudia and I spent the weekend hiking in Laguna Wilderness Park in Orange County California.  It’s a gorgeous place – especially this time of year – 7000 acres of “wild” pacific coast, canyons and ancient limestone mountains set in the … Continue reading

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Hickory Table

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I found this tree standing dead about 4 years ago in the woods behind my house.  Death by thunderstorm surprised this beauty.   The top of the tree,  shattered by a sudden lightning strike, lay on the ground next to … Continue reading

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Salad Greens

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Fall is usually a great time to plant a variety of greens here in central Mississippi.  The last few months have been exceptionally hot and arid – challenging conditions for fall greens to say the least – but I decided … Continue reading

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