July 5, 2020


• By John F. Chisholm • Memory is something I took for granted for years. That was a mistake.  I see that now.  The more I rely on it, the more I miss it. Mowing is a good example of the … [Read more...]


• By John F. Chisholm • My son married the 26th of last month.  Of course my wife and I attended. The bride's family put on a beautiful wedding.  Clearly, they poured tremendous amounts of time … [Read more...]

Shock Absorbers

• By John Chisholm • My Daimler is a quixotic mixture of advancements and regressions.  Even in 1959, when the car was new, this was true.  The resulting alloy lends the car much of its character. … [Read more...]

Building Blocks

• By John F. Chisholm • I walked to our middle field yesterday.  There are a number of trees along the northern edge that I'm keeping my eye on.  They're not doing well.  Regardless, walking there … [Read more...]

Trying, Struggling and Learning

• By John F. Chisholm • The plan is reassembling the Model 30 this afternoon. That tractor's engine has been completely disassembled these last three weeks.  Obtaining parts has been a … [Read more...]


• By John F. Chisholm • I don't mind mowing.  That's a good thing.  There are roughly 100 acres of field here, maybe a bit more.  That's before I include the orchards.  Mowing everything takes me … [Read more...]


• By John F. Chisholm • I'm just returned from a wedding in Seattle.  Our niece married.  It was a lovely service.  The bride was gorgeous, the groom handsome, the weather cooperated.  There.  What … [Read more...]

An Ounce of Prevention

• By John F. Chisholm • I've finally gotten all the sludge out of my Land Rover's engine. I hasten to add, the fact it was there at all is my fault.  This vehicle was stored for 18 years while I … [Read more...]

A Weather Vane

• By John F. Chisholm • I’m making a weather vane for my garage. The profile on top — the vane itself — is of my old Land Rover. That makes it fun. But, of real import on a sizeable project, all … [Read more...]

True Healing

• By John F. Chisholm • True healing doesn't come when the stitches are pulled or scabs drop off.  It's more complicated than that.  I can prove it. Generally, just walking into my garage gives … [Read more...]