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.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Bad news for the gulf coast this year

Another innovative reuse, recycle activity

At Garbin Moraine we strive to practice what we preach. Below is our latest concoction Chamber Pot Beans composting and cooking away in the solar cooker.  No CO2 was released in this process. We make no such claims for what happens after the TWWs eat the beans if they turn out. 


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Great news for liberals

Since people with liberal political values always think people should pay more taxes, they now have a great opportunity to put their money where there mouth is.   There is a government web site allowing people to donate money to their favorite government programs or help pay down the national debt.  In the spirit of things and using Jack Benny as an example TWW is going to donate a dollar to President Obama just as Jack Benny sent President Kennedy a dollar.  See: to make your donation today.   

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

We post - you decide

A photo seen on the excellent Watts Up with That blog:

If polar bears could talk would this one be saying he is a believer in climate change or that it is all a bunch of
________.  (Look closely at pic)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Garden Pea Party

After killing off the first crop with Roundup (TM?)  TWW decided to replant. 

He put several test plots of peas surrounded with 1/4" screen to see if it could keep the mice and other evil creatures from eating the bottoms of the stalks off like last year.  

There are also rows of unprotected peas  to see if they make it. 

Since the TWWs never watch TV

so TWW decided to get a new antenna.  The new one points at Park Falls and gets three WI public TV stations.  The old one now points at Dulute and gets Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS.  There are now 15 options for TV viewing at Garbin Moraine but only one at a time. 

The search is on

A few days back someone calling him/herself 'Girlie Goldfish'  posted a comment on this blog. Who is he/she?

A Google search turned up this link:

This link has to do with new moms and diapers. So who is the new mom amongst the senior set who reads this blog? 

Saturday, May 22, 2010

You can tell things are getting normal on Garbin Moraine when...

the only thing going is a change in the color of the deck railings.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Genetically-modified seeds in the garden this year

First spraying of Round-Up (TM) seems to be working out.

Custom Welding adds finishing touches to the new deck

Now that the hard part is done TWW hopes to paint the rails without messing anything up. 

Note to 1st time viewers of this blog: If a search engine landed you here because you are looking for a welder, TWW recommends Paddy Steavenson's Custom Welding of Hayward, WI. (and that is about the only thing on this blog you can trust at face value.) They do good work.   

With all the cynicism about Congress let's salute them when they do something right

"While most of Washington was focused on Tuesday's election results, the House was busy doing something else: Passing a resolution about beer.
House Resolution 1297, sponsored by Rep. Betsy Markey, supports "the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer Week."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Where is Mrs. TWW on this beautiful day?

Getting ready to go to a previous engagement with the dentist.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mrs. TWW's new deck finally painted

Question: Is it genetic or cultural?  Whenever a woman gets new spaces she immediately wants the space filled with new furniture. 

Stairs going north needs a new railing too. 

Coming up to the  house.

Going down to the lower level. The welding magician will come over this week to help with 
fixing the rail TWW cut off and make a new railing for  the other side of the stairs. 

The TWWs need to figure out how to keep the assessor from seeing this picture so the
 taxes do not go up too much.  

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Less fun than going to the Prime Bar

A trip to the middle of nowhere

On Saturday TWW went to a  bird banding demonstration in the middle of nowhere.  The pictures below illustrate how bird banders capture, record information on a bird, band the bird and then release it back to the wild.  The bird in this picture could not fly up side down so did not fly away until it was uprighted.  

Friday, May 14, 2010

No picture available

Yesterday TWW  went to a new clinic in Hayward and got a physical from two female nurses. Anyway,  as part of the physical the nurse practicioner gave him a  hospital gown,  left the room and then came back with a witness (a second female nurse).  When they came back TWW remembering family tradition made a flippant comment on always wanting to moon someone.  One of the nurses panicked and ran over to the window since he  was already unknowingly mooning the parking lot since  the window was not covered ....unfortunately there is no picture available but maybe that is more fortunate than not. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

When will the boycotts of Garbin Moraine begin?

All visitors to Garbin Moraine who wish to be served adult beverages and are not on Social Security will be required to show one of the following IDs to prove they are old enough:

Note: this is a list of what shows one is a citizen in Arizona so Garbin Moraine wants to be looked at as a progressive operation too.

TWW expects to see many soldiers get this award posthumously

"Hold fire, earn a medal

By William H. McMichael - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday May 12, 2010 15:51:31 EDT
U.S. troops in Afghanistan could soon be awarded a medal for not doing something, a precedent-setting award that would be given for “courageous restraint” for holding fire to save civilian lives."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Course on wining

The Teaching Company (TWW has taken many courses from them since they do not have final tests) has a new course on wines. See  details at:
Now if they ever have a course on beer then TWW will bite. 

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bowl being sent out for rehab

TWW called in a tree surgeon who did a crackectomy on the plumber's bowl seen below.  The next step is to send the recovering bowl to Sven & Son's Crystal Rehab Center so it can be rehabilitated.  It  has some bad insides. 

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