Category Archives: Mississippi

Red Oak Cutting/Serving Board

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This 13″ x 28″ solid red oak cutting board received a couple of coats of non-toxic mineral oil and a wax treatment (not what you are thinking although a shot of mineral oil and a wax never hurt anybody) and … Continue reading

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Tomato Sauce on Grill?

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Each year people buy millions of jars of commercially produced tomato sauce from grocery stores.  This food item is a fundamental building block of our diets.  However, cooking fresh tomatoes on the stove to a mouth watering sauce is as … Continue reading

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Painted Buntings

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Spring in the lower MS delta brings many varieties of songbirds that favor the swamp as the place to make their nests and raise their young.  As always, we are always on the lookout  for the arrival of our “holy … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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  this project which has been on the “to do” list for some years with lumber milled on the farm.  Trees … Continue reading

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