Sunday, February 20, 2011
Quick trip to Wisconsin last weekend. It's always good to get a taste of the city life. One of our favorite areas in Milwaukee is Brady street on the East side. Glorioso's is all a stop on our way out of town in addition to the new grocery store and café (coffee/espresso bar, fresh gelato, expanded bakery and a large wine, spirits and craft beer department too) that the Glorioso family is bringing back the what is believed to be the first pizza place to offer delivery service in the Milwaukee area, Trio's Pizza.
The way home takes us by Madison, the belt line was packed and I didn't think it was for the model railroad convention.
For six days now, all eyes have been on Madison, Wisconsin, where tens of thousands of impassioned protesters having been marching on the state capital - and the battle over one state's budget bill has become a fiery national referendum on public employee unions.
It all began when newly-elected Republican governor Scott Walker declared he would cut costs by cutting pension and health care benefits - and curtailing collective bargaining rights for the state's 300,000 public employees. We'll see what next Tuesday brings.
Friday, February 18, 2011
An earthen oven by Kiko Denzer on the grounds of the Black Range Lodge in Kingston, New Mexico. It's a phoenix that's seen better days. Since this photo, erosion repair has taken place and now it kinda looks like a chicken.
Above photos are my first attempt at a cob oven for "bckrvue". In doing so these are a few things I've learned:
*construct a taller oven.
*a wider opening.
*a larger interior.
my goal is to rebuild a new oven with a design similar to the one from the Black Range Lodge.
Looks like a great place...I'll have to check this place out sometime.