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archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly

Another from Thoreau

Part of a beautiful essay by Henry David Thoreau Nowadays almost all man’s improvements, so called, as the building of houses, and the cutting down of the forest and of all large trees, simply deform the landscape, and make it … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “Walking”

Part of a beautiful essay by Henry David Thoreau Living much out of doors, in the sun and wind, will no doubt produce a certain roughness of character—will cause a thicker cuticle to grow over some of the finer qualities … Continue reading

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Topper Update

Here are a few images to clarify some questions about the wooden topper.  It is not a work of art.  It was to be used for a single field project last summer but now I really like it so it … Continue reading

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Vardo – Topper Makeover

Because there’s always room for improvement.  In my case, a lot of improvement. Rehung siding, new paint, fresh varnish, little fixes, and lots of cleaning.  We’re hooked up to get out of town for a bit. Dietz lanterns, Kelly kettle, … Continue reading

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Late 19th century style.

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A Vardo and Bender Camp

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Mid-Cut Huaraches From Tuxpan, Jalisco

Originally posted on Huarache Blog:
Tuxpan in Southern Jalisco is a small town well known for its Tacos “Tuxpenos” and less known for its unique Mid-Cut Huarache style. That being nowadays said their is so little demand for the Tuxpan…

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The History Of Sidecars

Originally posted on Retrorambling:
A sidecar is a one-wheeled device attached to the side of a motorcycle, scooter, or bicycle, producing a three-wheeled vehicle. A motorcycle with a sidecar is sometimes called a combination, an outfit, a rig or a…

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Stone Walden Cabin

A beautiful stone cabin essentially based on Henry David Thoreau’s retreat.  As seen on Tiny House Swoon.  Check out more of this great blog HERE.

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Looking Inward

“And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, yet pass over the mystery of themselves without … Continue reading

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