December 15, 2013
December 1, 2013
We don't usually post food photos, but the breakfast was superb.
This piece of furniture was wobbly in just about every place that it could wobble. I made it 34 years ago in Junior High wood shop class, and didn't follow directions. I finally took the time to fix it.
After removing the top half, I found the handwriting of my 13 year old self. Since every student was making the same telephone end table, we had to put our names on each piece.
Now it solidly stands on its pedestal. I never did build the drawer that goes in that slot. Mom used to make me feel better by saying that it's better without it because you can put your phonebook in the slot. Thanks Mom.
The recent nor'easter took a maple down. Here it is all cut up. The chainsaw was my birthday present a year and a half ago. Hands down my favorite tool. We'd be in trouble without it.
Posted by Crumbolst at 6:22 PM
November 16, 2013
Today the temperature reached 60 degrees, so we spent it mostly outside. First, a long walk in the woods, intermittently jarred by distant shotgun blasts. It's hunting season. Then we picked up 1.38 tons of stone for our pre-winter road repairs. The aging, rusty truck didn't sag a bit.
Today the sky was amazing!
This is the roof to an outdoor community garden in nearby Catskill, New York. It's hard to see through the windshield glare, but it's remarkable.
Newest yard sale toy. They don't make them like this anymore.
Posted by Crumbolst at 2:25 PM
November 13, 2013
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We started the day with a little traditional archery.
She likes the alpaca, which was just shaved to make some winter clothes.
We are in the hall at Hunter Mountain, which is a mix of generations of local Germans and just about anyone else who likes celebrating with them. These two are going to get married soon!
These two are not.
They dance to old-timey German music.
The old-timer with the white hat in the bottom right corner of the photo is 93 years old. The fellow in the striped shirt said the old man is the "family matriarch," and the whole family is celebrating by drinking 93 beers. Now that is German!
A great conversation happening by the fire.
One of them is a kid and the other is feeling like a kid. The effect of sparklers.
Posted by Crumbolst at 5:31 PM
October 7, 2013
September 29, 2013
We rented a log splitter to split all the logs that have been seasoning since last summer. Hydraulic power is definitely the way to splitting over two cords of wood in one day. It is back-breaking work, but we'll be smiling this winter when it is all stacked just waiting to make us toasty warm.
Pile #2 and 2.5
Not very exciting to look at, I know.
Posted by Crumbolst at 5:14 PM
September 22, 2013
Had to take the four carburetors off to give them a bath and put in new float seats and gaskets. Turns out that the 10% ethanol in our gas (which is doing nothing for our environment) wreaks havoc on rubber in the carbs. Who knew. This looks far more dramatic than it is. The bike is fine now.
Here it is back together in its little home.
She is practicing her killing skills (on a target). She's pretty good already!
We went for a long walk. Here, Finn wants to know why we are so slow. He turned back to get us.
My favorite person and dog from a distance.
Posted by Crumbolst at 6:07 PM