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Cooped up? (An adventure in Pallet form…)

Friday, October 7th, 2011

===It has been a busy bit of time…almost done building my chicken coop out of pallets, in between activities like watching children for friends and such…. ===Using pallets for building needed structures is nifty.  My carpentry skills as they are currently leave something to be desired, and I need to get shelters built for my [...]

breakfasts and life in general…

Monday, September 26th, 2011

===What I am currently making more of: Recipe for Authentic English Muffins with Natural Nooks and Crannies.  These come out really, really well, and will probably become part of my general routine of things to make. ===I also highly recommend looking through her posts for the other recipes and for her exploration of what makes [...]

Morning….Labor Day edition…/Just before CTT

Monday, September 5th, 2011

===First, a link: www.lexiconofsustainability.com ===Looks like it has some nifty stuff, but it does commit the “crime” of using too much bandwith inappropriately.  Seriously….to many gadgets and minipages hovering in main pages, that take away (for me, at least) from what they are trying to say and do.  Even for someone with reasonably high speed [...]

Quiet morning…thoughts on book boycotts

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

===First, a reading link: Eric Flint commenting on a letter from someone about boycotting Harlan Ellison ===This came from else-blog where someone was discussing authors with good writing, but problematic public beliefs/politics. (Such as the unfortunate aspects of Sanderson, Card, and McCaffrey) (Ok, I have not really gone for Card since Enders Game trilogy, and [...]

Mithlond Weekend still on!

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

===It looks like the hurricane is not supposed to really affect us here at Mithlond, so we are still on!  I will be here, so feel free to show up around 5 or later if you are coming. (please still let me know that you ARE coming.) ===I got a fair bit done today…harvested the [...]

All is well…

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

===Apparently there was an earthquake yesterday.  I was driving in the DC area, and did not feel it.  My theory is that the earthquake was visiting others, and decided to not bother me while I was doing errands.  I can appreciate the thoughtfulness.  (chuckles) ===Currently getting things cleaned up around here for Mithlond Weekend…For those [...]

Mithlond Weekend!

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

===That would be the weekend approaching! ===Who shall be attending?  Remind me, let me know….please confirm with me. (grins) Doors open as of Friday afternoon. /////////// ===I have survived my travels to see friends in New Jersey, “crossing the streams” as it were in having some college friends meet some fo my friends from the [...]

Possible Mithlond Weekend

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

===Ok, we have one person saying that the last weekend in August would work for them.  (This would be the 26th to the 28th.) This is two weeks before CTT, but I think it is quite doable. ===After CTT I am sure we will host a few folks if they like…those folks that might like, [...]

Pointing out a friend’s shop….

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Green Bunny Hats

Non-Euclidean Piping outside my door…

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

===So, I picked up 6 guinea fowl keets (6 week old birds) last night. ===I had not expected quite the morning concert, which sounds like there are multiple instances of the “Psycho” theme playing.  The peeping sounds like it can open up gates between worlds, and I am hopign that whatever might do so, is [...]