In the Land of La Longi on the dock side of town, If you had a wife, you likely had a hammer. At least that is what I have been told. Source
Well, about 14 years ago, I was pinching pennies and I wanted a heavy hammer for tinkering with hot metal and such.
It just so happened that I worked with a part delivery guy that shoed horses.
He told me I could stop by his shop and he would give me a hammer.
The directions he gave were in the middle of town and I found out he lived in a fourplex. There was no shop but he gave me the head to a hammer.
Perhaps he shoed horses somewhere else, but the guy had exaggerated his shop a little. Regardless, I was in possession of a hammer. I just needed a handle. So, I went down to the creek and made me a handle. Here it is.
I have used this hammer all this time and that handle has never come loose until yesterday.
I got a bucket of water and soaked the hammer overnight. It is now in working condition.
After reading my Bible, the hammer was the first thing I tended to this morning. Well, that is, aside from coffee. Now all I need something that needs hammering.
I was uncommon proud of myself for putting in practice a skill I learned long ago in Cub Scouts, but there was a lot of work to be done.
Now, I have been looking at these rocks under my deck for a long time and they needed moving. I got a wheelbarrow and shovel and set out to removing them.
It was backbreaking work but I did it. My neighbors want the rock for a project. Good riddance.
I am heading back to work tomorrow so I mowed the lawn,
and pulled a couple of wheelbarrows full of weeds. While not everyone agrees on whether or not to compost them, I use everything and hope the heat from the decomposition kills a lot of the seeds.
As you look at my second batch, you will see I mixed yesterday’s charcoal and ashes on top and found something shiny and remarkable inside.
See, while I was building yesterday’s fire, we decided to throw in a golf club to see what would happen.
This was in my compost with the ashes. Aaron, you told a fib to Moses way back when.
I did all this before breakfast, so the food was much needed and epic.
The garnish is a cosmos flower. They are crisp and taste a little like yucca flowers. They are related to dandelion, marigolds, and sunflower if I am not mistaken.
After breakfast, I made a spear from pvc pipe and broken pruning shears. The log rounds got speared a few times, and the uprising has been quelled.
Willow Manor is fertilized by excrement machines so I picked up a few goldfish. The ducks have an insatiable appetite for these guys so don’t get too attached.
Prior to the pet store, I picked up supplies for a few projects. Two in my tribe needed a little pick me up so I got them a Rockstar and Cookies N Creme Hershey Bars.
One of the projects I worked on was natural bug deterrent for my garden.
I used a pestal and mortar to grind one tablespoon each of onion powder, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper to a liter of water.
After heating, straining and running through a coffee filter, my spray bottle was ready.
If you are still with me, the day progressed to other arts and crafts.
My Beloved works my days off and when she was done with her clothing business we decided on a bit of fishing.
Oh, yes…. Arts and crafts. Earlier, we got a mason jar and made a twine holder for it.
I broke open some chem sticks from the dollar store and added them to my project from earlier.
What do you think? It seems like a lantern from a storybook to me.
Well, that was my day. Off to work with the incarcerated tomorrow!