Saturday, December 31, 2011

Heading South

The vehicle is all packed . Loaded up with books, birding gear and a wide variety of fishing poles . We leave for Florida in the morning.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thinking about spring!!

I saw these hanging on the wall when I was snapping away. opening day is in a little  less than 4 months.:-)


I still buy a lot of lures but I do make some of my own .I turned a few today and posted a couple of old ones waiting for new hooks. The work shop lives up to the name of the blog. I'm supposed to be finding my grout float which has taken a walk or fell off the work bench.

Planet Jr.

I have posted pictures of this before. I don't know how old it is . A friend gave it to me about 35yrs ago. Its  was ancient then. It has a new handle made from ash. Today the front wheel needed a little tuning up. Now is greased and ready for the spring. The gray around the nut is generic never seize.I just put a little lube on the shaft of the bolt.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fred Flintstone Food Processor

I bought this about 40 yrs ago for a buck.All the pieces were there and it still works . I grind clams, pork for sausage,bread crumbs, what ever.Today I made some ham salad.
I still would be trying to figure out how to put my Cuisinart together. This is cleaned up and back in the cabinet.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


I didn't think to take pictures of the garage door spring after it launched itself across the garage at the speed of light.
The cable had broken weeks ago but a recuperating hip replacement kept me from repairing until yesterday.There appeared to be enough extra cable to reuse the old cable . I guess it was a bit to short because when I closed the door after the first repair the U-bolt broke and the spring went flying into the front of the garage.
Its a 9 foot door so it looked again like I needed 13-14 ft . I bought 16 ft of 1/8 galvanized cable and a new 1/4 in. U-bolt.Now with the extra cable I was able to adjust the spring pulley assembly to match the other side.  The spring seems fine even though it looked like a abused slinky when I picked it up off the floor late yesterday.  The parts cost me about 20 bucks. and i was done in less than an hour

Yesterday I was working on it for 3-4 just to save a buck. Oh well I guess I will never learn.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Late Fall Bounty

Everything in this Kale and Sausage soup came from whats still in the garden except the pig.

Bambi my Ass

I love it when people say "Oh they are so cute" They are Rats with Antlers!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I Want a Bumper Sticker

Hopefully I cleared that up.
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Botanical Popcorn

Where did it go?

The old cable crossing building was there in August ,Must be part of a stimulus package.There were two excavators and a bulldozer.

where did it go

This was taken in July
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Getting ready for winter

Cover crop on left, Mesclun, ,Collards.Under plastic from Lto R are Garlic ,Carrots, A mix of all the greens left over from the 2011 season

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Just Before Dawn

The weather man is saying its 33 out. My house is reading 51. The water is in the 60's .Maybe today is the day.
At least I'll plant next yrs garlic if the fish don't show.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Homeland Security

"I'm just trying to catch some fish Officer"

I looked up after a few casts and there he was.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Chicken Feed

Bunker is seen in a new light. They are much more than just cheap food for chicken .

Huge Surf Blitz Striped Bass & Bluefish - New Jersey

Paul Simon - The Sound of Silence 9/11 Ground Zero

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I think I'm almost done.

Just have to wait a few days for the adhesive to dry .Seal the tiles,they have a crackle finish. Then grout. Just in time for the replacement.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Globetrotter '66

She just sits there .I vacuum her. Keep the inside clean . A/C is on to fight mildew.Have washed her once. No I haven't tried to polish it yet. She sits there because I need another spindle.I replaced the left hip in 08. 3 yrs to the day the right one will go.
Maybe I will be able to get her South of I 10 this winter for awhile.

Pee Gees are in bloom

Raspberries ,Blackberries continued

A friend went berry picking the other day and got all cut up to get a pail. I told her to plant some thornless black berries

Summer garden

Finished all the Mesclun ,lettuces and other early green . I have planted turnips,kale,cabbage and collards for fall .If the rabbits would just leave me a lone everything would be fine.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Only hit 99  today. I guess I am one of the lucky ones

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hydrangea Hill

At last count we were over a hundred. They look great and the deer leave them alone. Sometimes!!!
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