“How few there are who have courage to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.” – Benjamin Franklin
Activity Log: September 2019 to December 2019
Don’t bother reading this post: This is just a weather log for my own reference.
The Greatest Dog Since Old Yeller
Eight years ago we bought an eight week old German Short-haired Pointer from a breeder in Athens, Alabama. We drove 7 hours to get there – my wife vowing the whole way that this dog would neither beg at the table nor sleep in our bed. Less than one mile into the trip home my…
Comparison Is The Death Of Joy – Or Is It?
I’m not the only one taking a long time to complete my project…
The First Rule Of Asbestos: We Don’t Talk About Asbestos
Is it a waste to save time over money?
Farm & Ranch Living: The Christmas Goose
This is the (totally true) version of the story Farm & Ranch didn’t print.
Gumbo Recipe: No Grease – No Slime
A culinary delight so wonderful that it could insight one to strike their very own matriarch.
I’m Getting Old – Expect Expletives!
“When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.” George Burns
My First Year: What Grew In The Garden
I’m worried this sort of thing could lead to cannibalism… or worse… tofu.
I am currently having t-shirts designed for Deerstalker Apiaries and The Honey Homestead. I will post an update when they are available for sale.
Garden Destroyed: Time To Build A Better Mouse Trap
Desperate times call for desperate measures!
My New Obsession: SketchUp For The Homestead
They all look at me like I’m showing them drawings of a hand-turkeys.
Designing With Sketchup For The First Time
…my level of accomplishment is disproportionately high!
September Sucked – by Wm. Bryan Layton
READ TO THE TUNE OF, “THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA”
Stop Being Overwhelmed: How To Overcome Monumental Tasks
“How do you eat an elephant? One Bite at a time.”
Honey Recipe: Honey and Peach Cobbler
Peaches and our honey to make a super awesome cobbler…
Honey Recipe: The Great Honey Round-up
Today is a bit of a cheat on my part. The truth is that on Wednesday I spent 4 hours slow grilling a 7 pound pork shoulder, so I could make Honey Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches but just as I was about to make the sauce, I realized I had forgotten to buy tomato paste…
Reclaiming My Workshop Part 1
I should be able to knock this all out in a weekend. Yeah… that’s it… a weekend.
Honey Recipe: Rum Hot Toddy
When you feel like you’ve been scraped out of pig’s toenail, try this little pick me up.
Beehive Confessions: Failures and Triumphs For 2019
Could’ve gone better but two barrels of honey and I doubled my apiary.