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Indian Summer Blat

We had another nice drive yesterday. Went around thru Topsfield. No fair this year because of the pandemic. Here’s a fairly low-res video:


Window Shelves

I seem to have spent my pandemic making shelves. Most of them have been big, ugly ones in the workshop for getting the junk^H^H^H^Hsupplies organized and off the floor. I’ll spare you pictures of...


First Nectarine

For at least six years I’ve had a dwarf nectarine in the front garden. Every year it is covered in flowers that the bees love, like this. And every year when the little green...


West Farm

Today was one of those beautiful late summer New England days. So Chris & I went for a walk along some trails on the next hill over behind the farm.



I stopped by 35 Medford yesterday to pick up my stuff. I hadn’t been there since March because of Covid, which has been really weird. It looks pretty much the same as it did...



Here’s my latest project. The sides and the central hexagon are made of black walnut. The front surface is mulberry paper. There are a bunch of little brass screws holding things together. It’s about...


World’s End

It was really hot today, so we went down to World’s End. World’s End is a beautiful park that was designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. It’s 250 acres of curving carriage roads and vistas...

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Mulberry Visitor

This is the time of year that our mulberry tree is often full of squirrels & birds. Something seemed a little off at breakfast this morning. Look who was sitting 30 feet in the...


Strawberry (rhubarb) Shortcake Day

Mike discovered that today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day, so obviously I had to make strawberry shortcakes today. We also had some rhubarb sauce I’d made earlier in the week with rhubarb from Wilson’s....

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Cheater Lens

I’ve had the MIG welder out recently. It’s been a bit frustrating. I haven’t gotten a decent line in years now. The big problem is that I can’t see what I’m doing any more....