Category Archives: Uncategorized

The School of Hard Knocks is Merciless

I’ve been reading Helen and Scott Nearing’s classic treatise “The Good Life.”  Carter Sio gave it to us, I guess our effort here at the Hoot put him in mind of the Nearings.  I take that as a true compliment.  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Photos, nothing more.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Lever Long Enough

Archimedes supposedly once said the words above.  I know my Dad said them many times during my growing up years.  The full quote of course is “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I will … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Concrete Christmas

As usual things around here are moving at a fairly fast and furious clip.  Also in about 10 directions simultaneously.  I keep being reminded of that classic Tom Waits song, Tom Traubert’s Blues, “No one speaks English, and everything’s broken/ … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Letters from the front; A dispatch from our correspondent

Turf battle in the barnyard; Carnage in aftermath; Culprits apprehended. barn yard turf battle as reported by Lenard for the hollow road intelengser it was a quiet afternoone down in the hollow and then all hell broke loose; according to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

This is going to be quick

Because believe me, things are starting to go at warp speed around here!  This is going to be mainly a photo update.  We poured a new foundation wall out in the old part!  (Bob calls it a “grade beam”).  Basically … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The big kitchen overhaul.

A warning: Many of you are going to groan when you read this post.   You might look at this photo and say “Well isn’t that a perfectly usable kitchen floor. Good thing you guys have something cohesive and easy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments