Brave new world

July 15th, 2009

It is a marvelous thing to talk with both my sons on ooVoo at the same time and work on web page design and hosting. Perhaps a little confusing at times, and it works much better if we all use headphones so we don’t hear echos of our own conversations. It seems almost like star trek without the floor to ceiling monitor and the intergalactic translator. I have ooVoo on the laptop which leaves both screens of the desktop available to check out web pages and such, but it is really easy to forget which mouse runs which.

What fun!

Chicken Coop

April 9th, 2009

My next project has been decided… we need a new chicken coop to house the chickens which should be arriving tomorrow. I got my practice in with the doghouse, which I built according to a plan that I got on the internet. Next I will have to find a suitable plan or modify one to our liking. I have seen plans that had wheels so you could move the coop around the yard so the chickens can get fresh grass and bugs from other areas of the yard. We may or may not use that style. It is appealing to keep them from pitting out one area, but I am not sure I will ever get around to moving them much. We also looked at coop styles at the Farmers Co-op. There were some nice ones there.

New widget

March 14th, 2009

I have added a new widget to the blog page, thanks to my son Zach, so that I can keep track of my progress on updating my web page. It will be a good visual reminder to me on my progress or lack thereof.

New chipper

October 29th, 2008

I went down to Puyallup to pick up a new Jimna Chipper to put on the John Deere. It will chip up larger branches than my old shredder. Now I have no fear of the piles of brush that get generated when I take down trees for my projects. It is really quiet!

The wood pile

October 12th, 2008

I worked on the wood pile today. I found lots of interesting plum wood out there and cut up some to investigate the spalting possiblities. My grandson helped me move it further to the back to make room for a tool shed that I am building behind the chicken coop. Once the tool shed is moved from it’s current location to the new home I will have room to build a new roof to cover my large pile of turning wood.
Then, I will have dry wood to work on in the shop to make new and exciting projects.

Rainy Friday

March 14th, 2008

It was a cold day, a cold damp day in the northwest as a hard rain from the Southwest pelted the ground.

It was a good day to work in the shop.

My first Blog

March 5th, 2008

Welcome to My new blog!This is my first post. Let’s start blogging!