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- May, 2013:
Zak, my border collie is faster than my neighbor's
little 8-pound terrier. Every month I have to return
the toys Zak has stolen. With this month's haul (3 stuffed toys,
and a mini tennis ball), I included some of our
I'm hoping a little bribe will make Zak's larcenous behavior
cute rather than annoying.
- May 10, 2013:
My Littleton Precision
work has produced a beautiful little prototype.
Next up: arranging for some beta testing.
- May, 2013:
My old chainsaw helps me turn a tree into 4 foot logs that fit in
our tub sled. I put
the rope around my waist and pull the loads out like an ox.
I try to get 1 cord out every year even though we need 4 cords for a winter—I
buy the other 3 cords cut, split & delivered. Why not take more free wood?
You cut, pull, buck, split, and stack a cord of heavy, green
hardwood...then ask me that again.
- Apr 23 - 26, 2013:
Trip to Pennsylvania on business for
- Mar 16, 2013:
Trip to Massachusetts on business for
- 2013 maple syrup season
- Feb 28, 2013:
To get the 32 images used in my
10-year review of my Villeret,
I took more than 300 photographs.
- Feb 23 & 24, 2013:
Two more days of front-yard skiing.
- Feb 12 - 20, 2013:
Trip to Florida on business for
- Feb 10, 2013:
Ski day! Our work this fall clearing a
ski slope has paid off. A perfect day of
- Jan 3, 2013:
My wife snapped a picture of me cleaning the cars in my light cotton shorts and socks
even though it was -16F (-27C).
- Jan 1, 2013:
My shocked neighbors caught me during some
- Dec 25, 2012:
Even though I got new shoes for Christmas, I went
hiking without shoes.
- Dec 20, 2012:
Whatever you do,
don't hike like this.
Nov 28, 2012:
Designed and built a new paper sculpture installation.
Nov 19, 2012:
Time for my biannual haircut.
Nov 17, 2012:
We were invited to a party so we tried to make more
cider, hoping to get
bragging rights to the latest pressing ever. We found a few apples
left on a tree despite the snow and we hoped the hard frost would
concentrate the sugar of the very tart crabs. We even added a few
market apples to cheat a bit and we got a single quart. Then a
few hours at room temperature to blend the flavors.
This didn't work: The cider was undrinkably bitter.
Oct 28, 2012:
A guest from Maine helped us press cider.
Three grocery bags filled with Mac drops gave us almost 2 gallons.
Coding up a storm for Littleton Precision.
Too much fun!
Jun 26, 2012:
Bears are hungrier—and peskier—than usual because of the early spring.
They breached our turkey pen, and despite our daily repairs, they
managed to do damage each night. We think racoons took advantage of
the breaches. We lost our 2 hens, one per night. The tom lasted 2 more
days. After many years, the turkey population on our lot is now 0.
This means Zak is now unemployed!
Usually firewood harvesting is a fall and winter activity (when there
are no bugs). But a windstorm broke one of our mighty 2-foot diameter
maple trees (that diameter isn't much for a field tree, but in our
dense forest it's one of the biggest maples around). Been cutting
it up and dragging out the firewood by sled.
Got a gig as a professional photographer
seven days a week until July 3.
Memorial Day, 2012:
The electrical wiring has been run inside the new
The new panel is fed by underground feeder from the house.
The 150' trench required a lot of digging with a
and garden trowel (to minimize forest impact).
- 2012 maple syrup season
Feb, 2012: Cutting firewood for next winter: a few standing dead maples and cherries,
and a few live maples and yellow birch. I cut them down
open-face notch method)
and buck the logs on the snow.
My wife and I take turns pulling the sledfuls to the woodshed by hand.
Jan 23, 2012: I captured, killed and hung our tom. My wife plucked and dressed it.
Check out the before and after pics (don't worry, no "during" pics).
Walls repainted. Toilet, sink & faucet replaced. Shower restored.
Christmas 2011: I'm selling
my IWC Portuguese Chrono.
This is Zak, my new border collie.
Fall 2011: Work continues on my watch workshop.
Aug 25, 2011: Got a software engineering job offer from
Aug, 2011: Redesigned professorguy website.
poetry & essays about New Hampshire
These 3 self portraits were taken with 3 different cameras.
Working Self Portrait (webcam)
Cold Self Portrait (1MP point & shoot)
Warm Self Portrait (dSLR)
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