Avid backpacker and outdoorsman with old skills and interests in old ways of doing things; equally fascinated by electronics, from the days of Sputnik, to the Zilog Z80A, to the present day of black box circuitry. Sixty years of experience with growing my own food and living simply. Certified electronics technician, professional woodturner, woodcarver, and graduate of two military survival courses -- Arctic and Jungle.
About three years ago or maybe two, I made a couple of experimental bird houses out of willow twigs and hung them under the porch awning. The first one was shaped kind of like a big egg and I wasn’t … Continue reading →