August 17, 2017

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...]

Predation

• 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...]

Weddings

• 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...]

Inactivity

Editor's Note: John wrote this essay in mid-April. • By John F. Chisholm • I had surgery on my shoulder March 1st, repairing a large tear in my right rotator cuff. I’m still feeling the … [Read more...]

An Undeniable Truth

• By John F. Chisholm • Humanity can no longer afford primitive thinking. Okay.  When we were Neanderthals fighting for survival, an 'Us versus Them' attitude was at least understandable.  Cave … [Read more...]

Idiot Lights

• By John F. Chisholm • My wife's Subaru has a 'Check Engine' warning light on the dashboard.  Very likely your car does, too.  The one in my wife's car came on this week.  Oh!  The joys! This … [Read more...]