Occasionally, the subject of just what the hell I’ve been doing with myself lately comes up, and in an ideal world I’d have some sort of clear response. You know, something snappy; quick and informative, but lacking in condescension or buzzwordery. Continue reading
Month: August 2015
A Photography Post
I have been trying to get reacquainted with my macro lens, and more acquainted with the various plants and trees on the ranch – so I figured that doing some nature photography right here in the back yard would be a great way to achieve both. I’ve posted some of my favorites here. Continue reading
Stairs and a Deck
Thanks to Andy’s handiwork, we now have a solid set of stairs and a deck at the entrance to the trailer. This is a huge improvement in our day to day life, as we figured it was only a matter of time until someone tripped and fell on their way out. Continue reading
The Blower Door Test
There are certain things that one takes for granted in life, and for me, one of those things has been paying PG&E for the gas and electricity it takes to keep our house warm in the winter, and presently, to keep the trailer cool here in the heat of the north bay summer.
One of my favorite things is turning up the thermostat when its cold out, but I never really thought about it beyond anticipating how great that burst of warmth is going to feel. I didn’t wonder about why it was necessary in the first place – it just seemed like a fact of life that if it was cold out, it would get cold inside, and if it was hot out, it would get hot inside. Continue reading
The Barn and the Bees
The activity on the ranch this week has been in the barn and in the various types of life and death around the barn.
Andy has been making huge progress in removing a variety of unnecessary and dubiously constructed shelves, tables, and platforms from the barn, as well as clearing out massive amounts of sawdust, regular dust, and quite a few previously-vacated mud and paper wasp nests. Continue reading