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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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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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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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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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Downtown Mural Project – Yazoo City, MS

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Tom Johnson, pictured below, has been a champion of adding artwork to downtown spaces to help beautify and attract visitors to downtown Yazoo City.  Tom asked me to help install 4 murals that will crown the entry of walkway/park that … Continue reading

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Red Oak Slab Coffee Table

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A red oak branch has been transformed into a beautiful coffee table for the front porch. The table is finished with a light oak stain and 5 coats of polyurethane (top & bottom) to resist the harsh environment out on … Continue reading

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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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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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Idyllwild, CA

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On my last trip to southern California, Claudia joined me at the end of the trip for a couple of weekend days of hiking.  We looked at several places but decided to head east from the coast, up to the … Continue reading

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