The Giant Pumpkin (Carved)

The giant pumpkin has been carved. Jackson opted for a traditional Jack-O-Lantern design from a greeting card we received. After using a Saws All to remove the top we discovered a 3″ thick skin that was actually quite soft. I used 10″ serrated knife to do...

The IPhone 4s

I’m writing this from my new IPhone 4s. I am a recent convert from Droid and am loving the Apple I devices. So far I’m as impressed withy IPhone as I am with my IPad. Setup was a breeze and syncing it with my iTunes resulted I’m ally IPad apps with...

Frost has come & the Giant Pumpkin has been picked

Well, a frost came yesterday morning and by afternoon our garden was quickly transforming from a vibrant October producing garden into what appeared to be a lifeless plot settling down fornthe winter. But it is only early fall and underneath the ground our garden is...

The Concrete Table

Some of you know the story of the “Cement Table”. For those that don’t here is the short version. I wanted to make a table for our patio. At some point I landed on the idea of a cement table, I’d seen cement countertops and thought why not....

Family History

I would like to see this section dedicated to exploring and expanding the knowledge base of the Fred and Virginia McCool lineage. Our trip to Ireland this Summer, finding the “McCool lands” in Cashelard and meeting Sean and John McCool there really...

Germanium and You (By Loren E. Bollinger)

This article was with Dad’s papers. Loren E. Bollinger is the author and co-wrote Beyond the Speed of Sound with Dad. I can only assume that this was written for “Science and You.”  The article is very interesting and talks about the development of...

Time for some wing clipping?

When Daryl and Jackson arrived home they noticed one of our new Leghorns had found a nice new perch about 5 feet off the ground! Good thing she doesn’t know that the garden is much greener on the other side!...