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    • July 10, 2017 5:25 PM EDT
    • Very cool Steve! I love the French horn.

    • July 10, 2017 3:21 PM EDT
    • My wife sue plays baritone horn in the bath municipal band...concerts all summer!  Lots of fun.

    • July 10, 2017 2:28 PM EDT
    • Hi Steve,

      Congrats on picking the horn back up.  I play trumpet in two community bands in the Northern Virginia area. It's a lot of fun and its also good for maintaining mental abilities as I age.

      All the best,


    • July 10, 2017 12:57 AM EDT
    • Last week, I joined the Lilac City Civic Band, after a long hiatus from music of any kind.

      I play the Horn, which is often called the French Horn, to differentiate it from the English Horn, which is not a horn at all, but rather, a double reed instrument.  

      When I am in practice, if I haven't played the Horn for a day, I notice a difference. If it's been two days, another hornist can tell a difference.  If it's been three days, everybody can tell!  It's been ten years!  I sound like a sick moose.

      I'm getting better.

      I'm having fun.

    • July 7, 2017 5:47 PM EDT
    • My mouth is watering!

    • July 5, 2017 9:12 AM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      That looks great ... but ... what beer went with that?

      After gastric bypass surgery me an beer do not get along. But ironically me and bourbon do just fine. So Rebel Yell Small Batch and Coke went with that.

    • July 5, 2017 8:49 AM EDT
    • Boomer very much approves. When do we eat!!!!!!!

    • July 5, 2017 5:55 AM EDT
    • That looks great ... but ... what beer went with that?

    • July 5, 2017 12:31 AM EDT
    • It was tasty if I do say so myself.

    • July 5, 2017 12:25 AM EDT
    • That had to be tasty!!!!

    • July 5, 2017 12:17 AM EDT
    • Hoping our resident pit master-Boomer-will approve.


      7.5# prime cut standing rib roast pumped and marinated 24hrs in a homemade bourbon/brown sugar marinade. Encrusted in garden fresh minced horseradish, minced sage also from my garden, minced garlic, onion powder, pepper, and coarse sea salt. One hour sealed in foil at 300 degrees. Opened up the foil and put a heavy smoke smudge on it for two hours using cherry wood from my father-in-laws pie cherry tree at 300 degrees. Sealed it back up and reduced temp to 250 for three hours. Internal temp at 160 after 6 hours. Served with homemade fresh tarragon coleslaw and corn on the cob. Happy Independence Day.

    • July 3, 2017 12:03 PM EDT
    • I built one like that, except I cut a round hole in the door for the electric meter. The utility box is ugly. Then I hung an old sign that warned: Danger be prepared for a sudden 8 foot rise in the river! Ironical no?

      Unfortunately, built before I salvage a cedar roof. Termites terminated it.



    • July 3, 2017 11:52 AM EDT
    • In Lancaster, PA I came across what looked like an Outhouse, turned out to be a tool shed. When I went back to get it, it was gone. I was going to put transformers and transmitters, etc. inside so I wouldn't have to keep putting them away.

      Now if I can just find that picture I will post. Does not look too hard to build.

    • July 3, 2017 11:36 AM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Now you need an outhouse!

      Actually, we may end up with one. At some point in time we are going to do a big pond. I told my wife we could do an out house to hide the filtration system. That might end up being next years big project.

    • July 3, 2017 10:45 AM EDT
    • Now you need an outhouse!

    • July 2, 2017 1:11 AM EDT
    • I wouldn't mind having one of those also

    • July 1, 2017 11:09 PM EDT
    • Pretty nice, upon first glance, it looked like a still

    • July 1, 2017 9:59 PM EDT
    • So my wife and I are playing chase the shade. My layout is in the sun from morning until about 3:00 PM. So morning projects revolve around something else. Well one of those projects was a water feature she wanted. We just started building and this is what we came up with. It will have flowers around it and I am going to turn an oak faucet on my lathe for the wine barrel. We kinda like it as it somewhat looks like a water tank tying it in with the RR. 


    • May 15, 2017 3:29 AM EDT
    • I kept waiting for Luke Skywalker to go zippin by on his speeder. Or Obi Wan to come trudging over one of those hills...................

    • May 14, 2017 7:21 PM EDT
    • Here's another one, with more emphasis on scenery: