TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Life enrichment through rice

Some of the relatives over Memorial Day were interested in exploring life enrichment through rice so here is a link to where we bought the stuff:

Friday, May 30, 2008

Another good picture of Hillary

"Well, if I can't be president I might as well be a drunk" (the glass has whikey in it)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Latest carbon sequestration product

This popple bowl may not sequestor CO2 for long since it came firepit-ready. The bowl is 10 1/2 " by 3 1/2 ". It was dyed red to make it look prettier but all that proved is one should never buy based on a picture on the Internet.

Monday, May 26, 2008

A new bowl in search of a good home

8" x 3" natural cherry end-grain bowl finished with walnut oil.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

For life enrichment

we sometimes watch the Ludefisk thaw. Eating it does not count as a life enrichment experience.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Your help needed

One of the relatives who is the social chairperson of the Boundary Waters Trip Club sent us this photo from the annual trek last year and asked our help. The problem is she needs to know who is who so she can put the names in the annual newsletter. Can you help ID anyone?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

BO has it wrong - part 2

In the earlier post about how BO got it wrong, we got it wrong ourselves. We forgot people have two hands. Some bitter country people may cling to their guns and Bibles and dislike people who are different (like politicians) but at night they give that all up and cling to their both their TV remotes and their TV beer cans.

Bloggers Note:
Since the readership of this blog is growing steadily (up to double digits now per month), we'd better have a little tutorial on TV beer for the new people. Everyone has probably seen the As Seen on TV logo where mediocre products are informercialed on TV. The same is true for beer. The big breweries spend mucho money advertising their bland, overpriced products on TV. At Garbin Moraine we disdainfully call this beer TV beer. Usually TV beer comes in an aluminum can (which may be link to Alzheimer's disease) and not a bottle.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Miscellaneous pictures as we await warm weather

Water wagon on the way to water the new Colorado blue spruce trees. It runs by remote control. The fire danger has been high up here and the new trees were getting thirsty.

A tree swallow telling TWW to buzz off.

Flowers from an unknown shrub about 15 feet tall.

Apple blossoms but no bees.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

SS Weed getting ready for action

The Limnological Division of the Garbin Moraine Foundation will be conducting a study in the lake this summer searching for illegal alien plants or mussels. First the boat has to be made legal for use.

Action at the landing

The lake still seems down in spite of the rains.

Someone threw their worms out by the landing. Well at least they did not dump them out so they could be fruitful, multiply and increase the illegal alien population.

Action in the cabin

With the overwhelming response to the statistics entry on the wood pile we decided to seek life enrichment through statistics.

The first floor bedroom on the west side has a door rough opening of 33 3/4".


The door in the scuba bedroom has a 38" rough opening.

Our TV antenna

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

BO has it wrong

We are sure you head about the remark by Senator Obam about us bitter people in the country who cling to our guns and Bibles and think bad thoughts about people who are different than us. This remark shows he is well out of touch with people in the heartland. Sure at times we cling to our guns and Bibles but most of the time we cling to our our TV remotes. When the big change in February 2009 happens and many people in the country cannot get TV anymore there may be hell to pay for the next president whoever he or she may be.

Monday, May 12, 2008

A new group for global warming believers to join

The more liberals, environmentalists and global warming zealots join this group the better off the planet will be:) see link:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Finally done with life enrichment experience

The firewood is finally done and drying for next year. Instead of merely watching it dry we decided to instead do some statistics. There are 82 individual stacks in the pile each containing 64 pieces of wood cut to less than 3" as the greatest measurement in any dimension as required by the masonry stove for the greatest emission of CO2 (less CO2 means more pollution of the other kinds). Just remember this is good CO2 since it came from living trees and not the bad kind that comes from fossil fuels. Anyway, with 82 stacks of 64 pieces we have 5,248 pieces of firewood cut from 8 foot logs into 16" pieces and then split to the 3" or less standard mention earlier. Since oak has 24 MBTUs per cord and we have 82 piles divided by 18 piles per cord we have 4 and 10/18 cords. This means we have around 97,000,000 BTUs to keep us warm next year. The fire department says not to stack wood by buildings so if the garage burns down we will be able to roast alot of hot dogs.

When we need to relax after numbercrunching we still can watch the new hedge grow but first we have to find the shrubs since they are still so small.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Helping to save the planet (again)

Mrs. TWW said we needed an air conditioner so when global warming happened we would be prepared and now we finally have one.

This is a new concept in forestry - the microforest. This forest of about 180 red pines takes up much less space than the outdated concept of putting the trees 10 feet apart.


We have found a seedy side to Garbin Moraine. TWW has been locking up his trees and shrubs in cages instead of letting them run free. People in People for the Ethical Treatment of Trees (PETT) are sure to be outraged at this newly-discovered scandal.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Frugal solution to broken glasses

No it is not bubble gum. The white stuff is the top of a can that held powdered Gatorade. TWW used a soldier gun to bond the white plastic to the frame of the glasses to enhance the structural properties of the frame which had been damaged. So far it is holding pretty well. Next time he will find a plastic top that better matches the glass frame or else paint the frame white.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

TWW has been having trouble with his piles

That is why this blog has not been updated too much recently. This pile was too big.

And this pile was too small. But with proper preparation it is getting bigger and the other one smaller.

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