Monthly Archives: June 2006

“Jaws” a.k.a. The 4-in-1 Bucket

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Back on the Cairn Building post I had mentioned “Jaws”, the hinged bucket on our tractor. Someone asked what Jaws looked like so here is a photo. The hydraulic cylinders on the back of the bucket allow the forward portion … Continue reading

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Strawberry Jam Making

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There are 20 pints, the other missed the photo session. :)Yesterday we made our annual pilgrimage to Pierson’s Farm in Bradford, Vermont. Strawberries are on my list to plant but so far it is just a dream. We have lots … Continue reading

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Wood Chips

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The utility company is not allowed to spray herbicides on our land and in other areas so they do mechanical cutting of the brush under the power lines. They chip the wood and then need a place to dump it. … Continue reading

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Burning Rock

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My father has regaled me since childhood with stories of his grandfather splitting rocks, big rocks, boulders, by heating them with fires and then quenching them with water. The thermal shock fractures the rock making it so that one can … Continue reading

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Cairn Building

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Yesterday I took an oil bath. Hydraulic oil. The pressure had built up in the lines in the 4-in-1 black bucket (a.k.a. “Jaws!”) for the tractor. The bucket has been sitting in storage since last fall when I took it … Continue reading

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Hope on Hope

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Hope as a new favorite night shirt – it is a portrait of her by her very talented mother Holly which I put onto a small T-shirt for her using Transfer Toner. Now Hope gets to wear a shirt with … Continue reading

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Baked Alaska Flambé

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That is a Baked Alaska Flambé after the fire has been put out. For my son Will’s birthday he asked for this instead of a birthday cake. Baked Alaska is very easy to make. It is also very dramatic and … Continue reading

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Ticked Off

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This picture is nowhere near as cute as yesterday’s posting. This tick dropped off one of our dogs. Hot ticks pop. This has been a big year for ticks already. Normally we only see about one tick a year on … Continue reading

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Sharing a Joke

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Kia, one of our guardian dogs, and two of our grower pigs, Mark & Charley, had just got done playing and it looks like they are sharing a joke in this photo my son Will took this afternoon. When pigs … Continue reading

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Mystery Photo 20060609

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How many happy hippos can you count in this picture? Some are sun bathing on the sands while more wallow in the water. If you like, click on the image to see a larger version. Then come back to here. … Continue reading

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