Wednesday, April 16, 2014

For Sythiath

Though unknown to the medieval European, my forsythias are now in full bloom

16th April

A faint dusting of snow in the southern reaches. A low last night of 28.3

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Today a great rain, and a thirty degree plummet in temperature

The river over its bank

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wee bench from a Log

Brought the girls to a new playpen. As they could not be left there unattended I took the opportunity to do some more work on the bench. Drilled the last hole today, and got the ends of the legs small enow to drive into the holes. They are left quite rough so they grab inside the holes. this is green wood and they will come loose as they dry, but they can simply be pounded in a bit more when that occurs.

At this point the thing will work, but it's very ... uh ... rustic. I should take a drawknife to the legs so that they are smooth and graceful, and shave the top a bit more to remove the axe marks.

What a great way to work!


Fourth day of rain. Hope Noah got that boat finished. A little colder and all this would be snow. Quiet pretty peaceful snow

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Making another bench

These simple benches are real easy to make and I suspect were fairly ubiquitous.

Here we have already hewn the main seat plank and are making holes for the legs

This is a funny bit, a little difficult to get started. The first hole I wimbled a pilot but for the second I didn't. The pilot didn't seem to matter much, but I'm not too particular about where the hole is, as the bit does wander around before sinking in.

Thirtieth day of march

On this day the river did runners over its banks

Though it has not yet reached the garden, more rain is expected today