Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving tracks

We had a visitor - evidence
E on top of the world
Tracks - evidence that I was there too
Another hot buy - 33 cents in the dollar for 180+ retaining wall blocks, about 30 kg each. E has manhandled 60 of them already, onto the truck and off again by herself
One more pallet for more blocks
Hard to get the glue to set in the snow
At work after setting some more rebar in place

Finished for the day and off to TG dinner up the hill

Not often seen: the back gate.

A different perspective looking towards the back gate
My present - a stone mill - makes great floue - E got it for less $94 including shipping - it had a crack [not a functional problem] and they dropped the price from retail: at least $600 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Block surfing

This and that: gloves and rebar: bread and brioche

brioche oven ready

Swiss mountain bread - rye levain with a mix of baker's and wholewheat flours

yummy wholewheat sourdoughs

easy now to spot the difference

steps for the side porch - ready to go $150 off Criagslist 

The builder at work

The tripping hazards are multiplying as the scaffolding goes up amongst the bracing 

Lying down on the job

Well - looks can be deceptive - doesn't look very restful
Busy hands need good gloves: Elizabeth says thanks you Ella
championship rebar tying

Friday, October 22, 2010

fiddly bits part 2


More spot the difference


after - septic approved and covered

first attempt at brioche with turbinado sugar on top

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Other stuff

sourdough miche - 1.5kg

oops, caught working

Going up
Inside my stone flour mill - the rotating stone - yes it's pink!

Fiddly bits

Spot the difference

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Cleaning up the struts for the cantilevered ledger for the porch slab with the wire brush
More work for the wire brush [well for E] - a cast iron grate for the interior
The top surface cleaned

Chipping away at excess concrete - another "easy" job

Door bucks going up - look below to seethe difference from last week