That bittersweet moment when an old favorite tool is so thoroughly surpassed by the performance of a new tool that you realize you will probably never use it again. This is the Hog-ring Anvil version of the DeWalt 1/2” impact wrench and it’s capable of something like 1,200 ft/lbs.

That bittersweet moment when an old favorite tool is so thoroughly surpassed by the performance of a new tool that you realize you will probably never use it again. This is the Hog-ring Anvil version of the DeWalt 1/2” impact wrench and it’s capable of something like 1,200 ft/lbs.

It got worse before it got better! On the plus side: all set for mug-shot photo

It got worse before it got better! On the plus side: all set for mug-shot photo! #beestung

A hornet stung me IN MY FACE and now I don’t recognize myself!

A hornet stung me IN MY FACE and now I don’t recognize myself!

Carrots and cukes!

Carrots and cukes!

Had the privilege of meeting congressional candidate Alexandra Chandler at our home. To quote The West Wing: She’s the real deal. An unapologetic progressive who is a systems thinker and knows how to operate the machine. I’m impressed, inspired, and hopeful! http://alexandrachandler.com

Had the privilege of meeting #MA3 congressional candidate Alexandra Chandler at our home. To quote The West Wing: She’s the real deal. An unapologetic progressive who is a systems thinker and knows how to operate the machine. I’m impressed, inspired, and hopeful! http://alexandrachandler.com

This is the first year we had the soil tested, the tests showed generally good balance of nutrients but deficient nitrogen. We grew winter wheat and added a touch of urea (a 30$ bag looks to be a 10 year supply) and the results are kind of astounding!

This is the first year we had the soil tested, the tests showed generally good balance of nutrients but deficient nitrogen. We grew winter wheat and added a touch of urea (a 30$ bag looks to be a 10 year supply) and the results are kind of astounding!

You know that drawer full of old cordless drills that you have? Well here’s something you can do with one of them.

You know that drawer full of old cordless drills that you have? Well here’s something you can do with one of them.

The mill attachment from my lathe interfered with tailstock operations so I got a little XY table and chopped up a NEMA enclosure to make a base for it.

The mill attachment from my lathe interfered with tailstock operations so I got a little XY table and chopped up a NEMA enclosure to make a base for it.

Dear Siri, please do not do Frankenfurter. You are not good at it.

Dear Siri, please do not do Frankenfurter. You are not good at it.

And this is the other good doggo! His name is Tiberius

And this is the other good doggo! His name is Tiberius