Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween 2011 Costumes

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The Happy Couple & Their Builder The happy couple with their builder Dr. Frank N. Stien and his faithful assistant Jack. Jack E. Gore,Faithful Assistant Halloween costumes are something that we spend months thinking about and then begin building in … Continue reading

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Two Sowsand Pigs Grazing

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Two Sowsand Pigs Grazing in the North Home Field I love running those words together… Why two instead of one? See the header for October. Outdoors: 41°F/28°F Mostly Sunny Tiny Cottage: 65°F/63°F Daily Spark: “In order to live free and … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Lighting

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Jack O’Lanterns The local Waites River General Store just down the valley from us has an annual pumpkin lighting for kids of all ages to show off their skills, have cider and a chance to win pizzas. Lots of fun. … Continue reading

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Steel Workers – Sky Walkers

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Will Welding Chiller Rebar to Socket Rods Writing about what we’re building may well wait for winter as we rush to close in before the snows. Today we had a taste of the weather to come, waking to an inch … Continue reading

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Puzzle Pantry Shelves

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Shelf Puzzle Pieces The butcher shop isn’t the only happening thing on our construction schedule. A lot of other little construction projects are always on the drawing board, materials being gathered and in the works. The pantry shelves are one … Continue reading

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Yellowing Text

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Yellowing Pages Old tech meets new tech. We just got our phone book for the year. Kindling anyone? I haven’t looked up a phone number in the phone book for… er… a decade? Maybe longer. I think the phone company … Continue reading

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Lili Understudy

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Understudy in Training Lili is a self-appointed understudy. When riding in the van Lili watches the driver intensely. “How is she driving this car!?” Lili ponders. She watches where we look, our face, our hands. When we get out Lili … Continue reading

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Budget Proportion Question

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Sugar Mountain Farm Butcher Shop in Progress On another post Kate in Woodstock wrote: Hi Walter, Thanks so much for making your venture accessible to the public… It is because of people like you that progress in sustainable farming and … Continue reading

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Final Fall Foliage 2011

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Maple Leaf Fall foliage came a little early this year, was quite beautiful and was lasting well until we got an intense wind storm. Hopefully that storm also cleaned out the deadwood from the trees as well. Outdoors: 55°F/34°F Cloudy, … Continue reading

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Mystery Photo: Pod People

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Pods and Seeds These fruit look like miniature watermelons on a climbing vine but with prickly spines. When the pods mature they open at the ends and pop out the four seeds. Any idea what these are? Outdoors: 54°F/47°F Cloudy … Continue reading

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