Thursday, November 27, 2014

Special Lady

I have this one hen (Prissy) who lays the most beautiful eggs every day. They are always clean and a nice lite brown. Don't have to wash these. And they are the tastiest, hope she keeps laying.. The other hens have not done much except eat and poop, hope they get it going soon..

This is Prissy, she also digs more than the others in the pen.

Flint and arrowheads

Was down by this gorge after the rains on my property and found all this flint and a couple of arrowheads. Looks like someone from the past was doing some flint knapping and these got left. I am looking at what I might be able to do with some of these if my left hand ever recovers. I think I will go back sometime and look for more..

The two on the right look like arrowheads that were with the flint

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Low Pressure

Today it has been raining nonstop here in TX, and apparently this low pressure is going to move right over top of me. In last 24 hours have had 5 inches of rain here, which is great for the plant life and the wild life, it is good I am not in a valley here but on a hill, so no flooding here. Low pressure just kills me and makes every joint hurt, at my age (60), it just gets worse every year. I hate taking any pills, but I have to take the Ibuprofen just to get through the day. Fortunately tomorrow will be a better day, just got to make it through this one. In the photo below, you can see the swirl of the low pressure center.

Eggs From the Ladies

I have started getting some nice eggs from the ladies, nice light brown and smooth. The yokes have a rich deep orange color and I realize nothing tastes better than your own..

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Black Obsidian Knife

Here is a black obsidian knife blade mounted on a nice dark gnarly deer crown antler. Overall knife is about 12 inches long. Special order for a customer, comes with a display stand.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Round 2 of the Artic Air Invasion

Well, here is round 2 of this attic air coming down out of Canada, I think I am one of the fortunate ones with a low temp of only about 25 this morning.

Big Dreams

Was out driving around and encountered this Dream Catcher, estimate it to be over 15 feet high..

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Something Different

I decided to do something different in making this huge knife from a carbon steel hacksaw. Sometimes when you want good steel, you have to turn to saws and files which are still around. Most of the steel out there today is just crap made in Asia. Tough knife to make with a sore thumb, and I probably should not have done so but I just can't keep my creative side down, Knife is 15 inches long.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Ladies Come Out

I got the ladies to come out of the hen house today to munch on some mustard greens.. The temp is 51 today but will freeze tonight, first freeze here in central TX. ...And yes I have a small heater installed in the hen house, have to keep the ladies warm..

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Artic is On Its Way

By tomorrow morning the artic air will be back here in central TX, and by Wed morning we should have our first freeze this far south, can imagine how cold it will be in other parts up north..

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Found Another Old Tape Player

I went to one of Good Will's auctions and picked up a 1965 Concord model reel to reel tape recorder for $13. After cleaning the heads, I listened to some old 1965 Frank Sinartra.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Austin Powwow

Got out today and went to the Austin Powwow, it is an annual thing with craft vendors, dancing contests, and more.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Hand

I finally gave up fighting it and trying to heal my injured left hand, saw a specialist today and got a cortisone shot in the joint of my left thumb and this huge wrap around my arm. I tried to let heal a torn ligament in the joint of my thumb and combine that with arthitis in the joint (with it coming in other joints also), and I gave up after two months. My use of my left hand is on hold now for a month..

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Wimberley Festival

Today I spent the day showing my craft at the Wimberley Market Days Festival, the temperature started in the low 40s and took about half the day to warm into the low 60s. I am not use to spending this much time in the cold, well any colder and I would not have been here. There were the usual crowds and curiosity seekers and laughs, and I still sold much of my work.