Monday, May 29, 2017
Picked up a half dozen 6x6x12 beams and a couple oak wine barrels for some projects around home now that the school year has drawn to a close.
Now that's a beam 11x11x11 White oak over 500 lbs.
Now for the real work... Mart, Clayton and I took turns roughing up the cut edges with an adze to give the massive beam a hand hewin appearance.
Natural edge planks 3"x24"x12'
The old mill with its 50" blade
You must pay the rent... I can't pay the rent.
Meet the miller
Progress? ok, primed.
A peek of sunshine
And a walk for the pets.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Kalabasa hanging on the bar of the swing between the ginkos
Another end of the year field trip down to horseshoe pond
Logan catchin poly wogs
I did a little catchin myself
# 3 mepps and fish on!
Back to DBQ to work on the row-house
A little progress on the back deck
The neighborhood kids down the alley, In addition to reducing stormwater run-off, permeable pavement surfaces replenish ground water and help prevent pollutants on the roadways from running off into the storm sewer system and ultimately into the Mississippi river.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
For Earth Day, Kathy and I took this crew plus about 125 more out to the new Prairie Creek area at the East end of Maquoketa
I made time to get out and fish
And caught trout on two different broken poles.
I enjoy the challenge
I also caught River and Elizabeth down at the Lock 12.
Celebrating Pearls Birthday on Cinco De Mayo
Spent some time up in DBQ hitting the farmers market.
And you may or may not have heard. We've got a new project in Dubuque as well.
So we've been adding a little sweat equity to the place.
I guess you've got to have a vision.