Monday, November 28, 2016

Valley Oak Tools broadforks, wheel hoes, and garden tools

Anyone ever use a broadfork? My soil is glacial sand based ,very few stones. Just wondering if it worth getting one .

Its called Fishing for a Reason

The Beaverkill

First time I fished this great river was in 1967,on my way home from college in the middle of some fly hatch .I had no idea what was going on as I cast my worms . Couldn't see out the windows there were so many flies smashed on the windshield.

BTW I have the first edition.

Beatrix Potter

Rescued Greenhouse

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


NobodySurf: surf videos everyday, worldwide.

spoon making

Can I use my band saw? and be legit/

Garlic 2017

I've been away and then a bad leg  Day before Thanksgiving almost a month late.. Going to cover with straw after a load of compost goes on it.
Lazy me used the tire treads from the tiller for trenches.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

#sanfrancisco #victorian #carpentry #architecturephotography #millwork

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Penn reel part 2 and you tube

This is what precipitated this whole thought.  It jammed on Friday on a fishing trip. Maybe has 10 trips on it.Went to the tube typed in 320 gti .It took about and hour and a few attempts at figuring out the mess I had.
 I had  removed the wrong screws trying to get the  side off. When the cover came off the whole thing landed in a pile of gears and drag washers. I cleaned ,oiled ,greased all and realize how simple it all was to re assemble.All Penns are basically the same.  The video that showed me all was one about a Penn Senator.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Penn 704Z..

I have 6. The oldest I bought in 1974,"Greenie". The newest I got on eBay for about $60 barely used 3 weeks ago .You can find these for about 1/10th the cost of one of those billet reels. I fish about 4 days a week when the fish are running in the fall. They have never failed me.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Instant Karma

I live in two places .It has bothered me that I couldn't get fresh greens for salads in the winter place so I planted these a few weeks ago.  I have since added three more of those 20 gallon bags.  When I head north in the spring I'll dump the dirt in the beds and around citrus trees, fold every thing up  for next yr. Cabbage,broccoli, three kinds of lettuce and 4 tomato plants all grown in composted cow manure from the local big box.I put the tomatos right inthe Black kow bags  Lots of dainage hole on he bottom

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

55 chevy

This too suffered extensive Hermine damage to fuel system ,air ride, and electric system .Its back on the  road and purring like a kitten. 2 in off the ground. The garage in background also had a foot of water in it with the car stored in it.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Guy Clark

Just arrived in the mail I look forward to reading this.

Reading material