Archive for September 19th, 2006

Apple tree update

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

I’ve picked a few apples but I think they aren’t really ripe yet. Almost, though. The Cortland tree has the biggest apples of the bunch, and they’re easy to peel with the peeler-corer-slicer machine. They’re ripe enough to make good pies and apple crisp. The Baldwin is the biggest tree, but has relatively few apples. […]

Mushrooms all over

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

The Maine woods, at least our little bit of ’em, are full of mushrooms right now. I have no idea what these strange fungi are, but there are lots of them: Here’s another few clumps: And of course there are lots of more standard-looking mushrooms. I didn’t take the camera for a walk all the […]

Triangle Loom

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

I’ve been wanting to try weaving on a triangle frame loom ever since I saw one in use at the Denmark Sheepfest. Sometime between Labor Day and Sept. 10 I built two of them, thinking I could show Lee when she was visiting us. Of course I should have known better than to think I […]

Sept 1, Pocatello – massage

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

My mom wanted to treat us both to massages at her friendly massage therapist. She goes every two weeks for a massage. After all the driving we had been doing, she thought we could use some serious relaxing. The place was at the masseuse’s house, right on the main road on the other side of […]

Aug 30, Willets to Winnemucca

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

One of the cultural icons of the northern California coast is the skunk train. I think even when I lived in California there wasn’t a road across the coast range in the Mendocino county area, and the only way from inland to the coast for dozens of miles north to south was from the town […]