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Archive for January, 2011

Actually got out today!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

===Well, I finished widening the dug out areas so I could drive out.  I found that I had to just keep moving and not stop, as there is a bit of ice under the snow in places.  It was quite do-able, but I think we might look at possibly lessening the incline at the opening [...]

Surviving the snow…

Friday, January 28th, 2011

===Well, we got a bit over 8 inches of snow the other day. ===We also have a driveway over 1400 feet long. ===Guess what I have been doing rather than write to a blog? (grins)

Baking shortbread…

Friday, January 21st, 2011

===I was made aware of/invited to a local SCA event, which has a potluck aspect.  So I am baking shortbread.  I have always really liked shortbread… it is remarkably easy to make; You cream one pound butter, cream in the sugar (a cup), then 4 cups sifted flour….knead that all up, put in your pans [...]

Bees and plans…

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

===Well, we did a slight bit better this year in terms of bees….I do get to harvest a fair bit of honey (I am guessing about 20-30 pounds).  Sadly, the bees in that hive all passed on. ===It looks like the really serious cold got them.  There was a tight cluster around the queen, and [...]

Looking about…

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

===Ah, found a plug-in for WordPress that makes sure that my formatting does not change without my permission…(grins.) ===Although, with that said, I might play a bit with lyx and lyxblogger, as I have heard good things about it.  (I also am looking forward to the first full release of LibreOffice, the fork of OpenOffice. [...]

A note on spaces…

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

===(Chuckles) A note inspired by a friend’s query on their journal about spaces after periods…. ===There is apparently some argument ongoing about how many spaces one should have after a period is used, one space or two. ===I learned to use two, and I stick to that for the most part.  I am told the [...]

Talking of T-shirts….(Walking the Thresholds)

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

===Many years ago, we had a shirt for Thresholds….it was awesome, I need to actually have another made from then…(laughter) ===This is about now…and the possibility of us making a shirt for this event. ===Some past attendees might recall the sign I used to put up to help folks find the site….the one with the [...]

A blog I will be having to read more of….

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

What is a Cryptoforest? ===Oh, I am pleased to encounter this concept…I have a great fondness for the between-forests that you see everywhere that folks normally overlook.  (the median woods inbetween two directions of a highway, for example, or the woods you will see nestled in amongst on and off-ramps…nifty places that I often think [...]

Things I enjoy about living in the woods…

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

===Currently, enjoying looking out the window and watching the snow fall through the trees.  I am currently sitting in the living room, sipping coffee…thinking of a few things I need to write folks back on. ===The projects of the week include: / Practicing on the dulcimer / Getting down to the DC area a bit [...]

Thresholds Gathers!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

===The dates will be: WTT: June 9-12, 2011 CTT: September 8-11, 2011 ===More details as we put things together for both events!