Sunday, July 30, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Morning Dew

Mahogany Tackle Box

Some one I used to work for gave me this yrs ago.He said he used to fish with Ted Williams and the same boat yd that made Hemingway's boat "Pilar" built his  Who knows.
Some denatured alcohol and laquer thinner and 0000 steel wool.Some shellac then spar varnish.

Friday, June 16, 2017

How to repair an IKEA chair.

With Trim head stainless steel screws!

Rear Window

The Rhodos looked spectacular this year!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017


The deck is a little spongy

I didn't have a bottle jack with me . I borrowed the trucks.A few tecos later the woman was back in business.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Great South Bay

Where  grew up

Something is Wrong with my Downspout

That is a three foot section of Maple roots from the tree next to the house I was working on.. 2 ft of water on top of root mass  So much for dry wells near Acer rubrum

So much for pressure treated lumber

Spring Garden and Walk

Monday, May 22, 2017


For those that never made it home Physically or Mentally

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

THUG LIFE. A BMW R nineT Tracker from Argentina’s Vida Bandida -

THUG LIFE. A BMW R nineT Tracker from Argentina’s Vida Bandida - It seems that BMW's R nineT has become the modern equivalent of Yamaha's SR500 in its never-ending ability to look good customised. Whether it be a cafe racer, enduro, bobber, or some other beautiful creation, the boxer from Bavaria seems to have a genetic resistance to looking bad. It's also become a rite of passage for shops looking to hit the big time; if you can take on a 9T and make a splash, it seems like your going places. And needless to say that tonight's bike is just that. Here's Argentina's Vida Bandida with their new R nineT tracker they call ‘The Bandit’.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Early vegetables

Grew the spinach and chard in tunnels .They were planted Christmas eve .The garlic was planted in late november under heavy mulch

New Cart

I'm getting to old and sore to push my wheel barrow up and down the hill. So I broke down and bought a cart to pull along behind garden tractor.  Which by the way has new paint on it,The whole back end was down to metal. The JD green has been falling off since day one. It only took about 4 hrs to assemble the cart once I found the right clamps to make the parts line up

Otis Taylor - Hey Joe

3 Acre Food Forest - Agroforestry Project Gulf Coast Florida

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Son Volt - Open All Night

Well at 5 a.m. oil pressure's sinking fast

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

BeautifulNativePlants: Bountiful Buttonbush

BeautifulNativePlants: Bountiful Buttonbush: Buttonbush, ( Cephalanthus occidentalis ), is a native shrub that gets high marks for its usefulness to wildlife. It’s also a personal favo...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Island Earth

Be Not Content

I liked The Whole Earth Catalog part of the 60/70s better.

be not content

Life of a Clam Digger

Back when I was much younger.


Fire Island Seashore has saved whatever is left of that once beautiful place.Sandy took out some beach and people were up in arms.The main island hasn't sunk yet and the added water has helped rejuvenate a once very productive bay.

Woodsongs Get Together with Jorma Kaukenon

Saw Banana and the Youngbloods backin 68-69. Jorma about 10X.

Everybody Lives Downstream .

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tactical Anglers Crossover Popper

Tactical Anglers Crossover Popper: Tactical Anglers has labeled these lures the crossover and that's for good reason. Durable for the surf but just as effective inshore or brackish waters, the Popper features an internal rattle that doubles as weight distribution, thru wire
design, and extra large eyes and gills.

Weight: 7/8 oz
Length: 4 1/2 in.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Glad they are back, again.

Next step, Caps and stain. White Stain

Monday, March 20, 2017

New railing above carport

The lattice helps with privacy but the real reason for it is that the 220 volt service is behind it. The railing will go completely around the perimeter.All 16x20x16' with matching lattice on the other side.

2017 Sebring 12 Hours

Finally made it.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Finally!!...... A new Bathroom

I wasn't happy with the spray on texture .So I added a little more than repainted

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Almost there

Bowl is in P

and P then sink

Friday, February 24, 2017

I'm a dreamer

Ive envied these things since I was a preteen.I guess a lot of boomers have too. The prices are astronomical these days!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pitcher plant

Flea market score

Vacation loft gets new floor

The loft in vacation home had 40 yr old burgundy carpet. I went with

a 3/8 engineered pickled oak floor .

New tub surround

70's tile replaced with newer cleaner subway tiles

How to Waterproof a Shower with a Shower Membrane

Pictures to follow of my shower project

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Petrolicious Jag D-Type

I think is one of the most beautiful cars ever made

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cabin Porn --- Upstate New York


I have tried very unsuccessfully to establish  bees at home .As I approach 70 carpentry is becoming more and more difficult.I got the idea to go back to bee keeping. Something I had done 30 yrs ago .Many thing s have changed in those 30 yrs for both the bees and myself.I have lost over ten hives in the last 3 yrs.I have been unable to keep a hive alive for more than 18 month.I thought I had killed them with kindness or neglect I wasn't sure after reading this article I realized I wasn't alone.Thank you Honeybee Suite

I have six new packages coming at the end of Apri.l  More to follow

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Garage Journal   I have found some good information here

Monday, January 30, 2017

Hunting, Foraging, Gardening, Cooking Wild Foods - Hank Shaw via Kirk Lombard

Hunting, Foraging, Gardening, Cooking Wild Foods - Hank Shaw via Kirk Lombard: I found this great website via Kirk Lombard, the Sea Forager : HI THERE! My name is Hank Shaw. 'I write. I cook. I fish, dig earth, f...

The Thanksgiving Day Massacre

The Thanksgiving Day Massacre: A free-swimming striper ran into photographer Tom Lynch’s leg.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Innovative Airstream Trailer Design

Innovative Airstream Trailer Design: Lloyd Kahn is the editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, an independent California publisher. Shelter Publications specializes in books on building and architecture, as well as health and fitness. Lloyd’s latest book is Builders of the Pacific Coast. For more info, see:

This blog was started around the time I restored a 66 Globetrotter.Still have it and use it.

pursang356: Weather Beater

pursang356: Weather Beater

Monday, January 9, 2017


My favorite early spring flowers.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Instant Karma plus 60 days

We have eaten most of the brocolli and lettuce .Meclun and mache in empty bag.It was 34 this morning on the shores of the Gulf Of Mexico in central Florida Cover blew off tomatoes last night they seem fine for now.