Friday, April 16, 2021

Another view of the Starlink swarm...

Starlink satellite movements in a 6 hour timelapse. Each satellite completes a full orbit of the earth in approximately 90 minutes. Interesting note: The flat map of the world known as the "mercator projection" was created by 16th century geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569. A prolific map, globe, and scientific instrument maker - he is most renowned for creating a world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing (rhumb lines) as straight lines—an innovation that is still employed in nautical charts today.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

plaque for a friend

Broke out the 3D printer to make a master to try to cast in bronze.  

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

rootin tootin

My 2 year old tomato plant is thriving - has 9 tomatoes on it now.  Took a cutting to root from this healthy rooted cutting today to keep the dream alive... 82,88,54,0,B

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

First batch...

...cast and ready for cutting, grinding, sanding, and polishing.  

Sunday, April 11, 2021

watch your mouth...

Ecclesiastes 5  Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God.  God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.  A dream comes when there are many cares and many words mark the speech of a fool.  

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Pandemic Saturday


This is no time to be complacent (or stupid).  We have a long way to go.  Get vaccinated and continue social distancing and mask wearing.  And for God's sake - don't go on vacation!

Friday, April 9, 2021

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Casting some bling...

Years ago Chupa tore off a spur and my friend Dwight Brooks made it into some bling.  Cast it in bronze this afternoon.  87,90,66,0,B

Tuesday, April 6, 2021




Sunday, April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday

 What does it mean to you?

(Hint: It has nothing to do with bunnies and eggs.)

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Panemic Saturday


Did my part to be part of the end of the pandemic.
Covid deniers and anti vaxxers need not comment.  

Friday, April 2, 2021

Third time's a charm...

Finally got a perfect cast of an AA desire chip in aluminum bronze.  This will polish up nicely to a dark golden color.  For any of you folks out there that are proud of your sobriety - these will be for sale soon.  $55 including shipping.  Custom years will be available for $85.  80,82,50,0,B

Thursday, April 1, 2021

old friend...

When people first move out here they tend to connect online and mingle with other newbies thinking about relocating here.  A woman formerly known by her online persona as "Mama Crow" was one I met when we were both new to the area.  She ended up not pulling the trigger on buying property out here but has been following my blog and we have kept in touch via Facebook for over 12 years.  She popped in a couple days ago for a long overdue visit.  72,74,46,0,B