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Top ten countdown to foolishness: One Tree Woodwork

If your bored enough to wonder what I’ve been up to please follow me on http://instagram.com/onetreewoodwork  I have really enjoyed the low impact and ease of posting almost daily there. … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 6 Comments

Farm House # 3 – interior shots

September 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Termites and time have nothing on my chainsaw….

A particularly toasted piece of fir left out in the elements that had begun to have some termites chewing around on it became my weekend project. During our last move … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Turning Old houses into “Green”

When one talks about the very important topic of “green” homes,”renewable resources”,”carbon footprint”,”environmental degradation” and host of other fancy terminology one must not forget that sometimes the greenest thing to … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Old Barns and Old Ghosts: tell stories

Before I began work this morning I decided to take a walk. Preface: I love old buildings,I grew up in a classic old Texas farm house and for the first … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 5 Comments

Artisan Builders latest project: Sycamore crossing

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

In the woods with fireflies

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

Retro Kitchen Cabinets

A finished pic of some retro kitchen cabinets I recently built: It turned out well I think,but it made me really appreciate all of the technology in current cabinet building/designing … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 8 Comments

Left handed: ambidextrous carving

May 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

Tiny Homes on the Move by Lloyd Kahn

I’ve only spent a few hours so far with the book and it’s already sent me into day dreaming mode about adventures and alternate ways of living out there on … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · 8 Comments

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Palo Duro Canyon and the Sorenson cabin is where we spend tonight. Dubbed the Texas Grand Canyon the second largest canyon in the United States. The first people to inhabit this canyon were the Clovis and Folsom people who hunted large herds of mammoth and giant bison. The cabin was built in the 30’s by the CCC. The first European explorers to come upon the canyon were members of the Coronado expedition in 1541. At that time, the Apache people called the canyon home. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado led 1,500 men in a Thanksgiving celebration in May of 1541, which is the real first Thanksgiving in America. The Apache were later run out by the Comanche and Kiowa tribes, who had the advantage of horses brought over by the Spanish. #palodurocanyon #txparks#getoutside#cabin#explore
Art and travel have some things in common and the more you see the more your mind opens. It was Mark Twain that said :Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. And while Cadillac Ranch wasn’t exactly my kind of art I do appreciate it exists. It’s both ridiculous and iconic and in a way fits into its stark prairie background. It was moved to its current site in 1997 2 miles to the west right off where historic Route 66 once laid. I just hope when they moved it and reburied them nose-first in the ground, it’s still at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. #cadillacranch #amarillo #amarillobymorning #marktwain#noreservations
So after they shut down the entire San Juan Wilderness we headed north. We explored the Rio Grande National Forest. The pictures and video are from the South Fork Rio Grande. These high elevation creeks are where it’s at for me. Hard to wade,hard to cast,the fish are as spooky as they come. But the beauty is unparalleled. Oh and speaking of fish I caught an enormous rainbow.......well that was until he took a sky high run and spit the hook. No pictures just a single tear shed. I’ve got the memories though....
Made it to the top of the Continental Divide and spent some time on the CDT trail. At about 11,400 ft we even had a snowball fight in 70 degree weather with what was left of the snow. We were able to see all this before they shut down the entire San Juan Wilderness for wildfire concerns.#continentaldividetrail #wolfcreekpass#getoutside
Treasure Falls named after a local legend about “a treasure of gold” buried in the mountain the falls plunge from. The main drop is approximately 105’. Located in the San Juan mountains in the Rio Grande National Forest. It’s most definitely a treasure and it has nothing to do with gold. #treasurefalls #riograndenationalforest #sanjuanwilderness #waterfalls#dontgochasingwaterfalls #getoutside#natureisthecure
In the Echo Amphitheater inside the Carson National Forest we hiked to the face and let out our own rallying cry,listening for the returning echos ringing through the desert. A powerful place with an odd feeling of both being both alone but with a distinct sense of someone watching...... Legend has it that In the spring of 1861, some farmers who had come from Iowa to settle and farm in Northern New Mexico were set upon by a band of Navajo. The settlers were taken to the top of the amphitheater and executed. Their blood spilled into the amphitheater, staining its walls. Three years later, when the Navajo were being forced on the “Long Walk” to Bosque Redondo by the U.S. Army, ten Navajo men were killed at the top of the amphitheater in retribution for the earlier deaths. Once again, blood spilled down the walls of the amphitheater. The blood seeped into the pores of the rock and dried and supposedly is still visible today. It is said that in the echoes returned from the cliff’s walls one can hear the anguished cries of the dead, hence its name, #echoampitheater #carsonnationalforest #getoutside#explore#newmexico#walkinginthedesert #onahorsewithnoname
A long...long....long time ago dinosaurs left tracks in the mud of an ancient ocean. (Theropod and Sauropod tracks) we walked and stalked in those very footprints in the Paluxy River in Dinosaur Valley State Park. #dinosaurvalleystatepark #txparks#getoutside#texasparksandwildlife
Backyard bike ride.
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