Chainsaw Rip-Sawing

I decided to try something a little different today and see how it turned out. It’s been cold enough that the concrete place was shutdown, so I took my day off to try my hand at ripping lumber with a chainsaw. The results were most excellent.

Logs, Firewood, and Board Feet

“That tree could be worth thousands,” says a friend.
“Put your money where your mouth is,” is the only valid response.

The Moon

Outdoor lighting is something I think a lot of people overlook. The glow of even a half moon is plenty to cast strong shadows at night, and gives a sublime look to the world. While moonless nights can be incredibly dark, the light of the silver disc showcases a world just beyond the veil of normal life.

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Annoying Primitive Human Habits

There are things instilled in our biology that aren’t rational from a modern perspective, but when we dig deeply, we find that these annoying habits probably kept our ancestors out of harm’s way.

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Freezing Temps Mean Winter Prep

For those of you in the Midwest, you already know that winter is fast on his way this year. We had a couple good weeks of autumn, but now the race is on.

Never Enough Time

There’s never enough time in the day. Not enough to eat or sleep or finish simple projects. Not in the so-called “real world,” and certainly not off-grid.