365 Photo Project, Day 24

Another project that never got finished – my chicken coop. I really hope I’ll be able to find chickens this year. My mon just ordered seeds, and most of the seed companies are already OOS (out of stock) on a lot of open pollinated seeds. Shit, and it’s only January… I guess everyone is getting ready for the man-made disaster otherwise known as the Biden presidency. Oh well…

Peace out,
porcupine

365 Photo Project, Day 23

Got some light snow last night, but by this afternoon it was mostly gone. We still had a little in our front yard, and I thought it made a pretty cool picure with the rocks (landscaping) showing through. And yes, I’m running out of picture ideas. Less than a month in…

Peace out,
Porcupine

365 Photo Project, Day 21

Spent more time cleaning the garage today. This is my Dad’s old tool cabinet. Talk about memories… he had this thing since before I was born, and I remember this all the back to my earliest memories. Even when I was a little kid the garage was my favorite place in the house, and I remember looking inside and marvellung at his tool and fastener collection. It holds my stuff now, and so glad to have it.

Peace out,
porcupine

365 Photo Project, Day 20

This is some amaranth my wife grew last year. We had it hanging in the back yard to dry, but the weather has been sketchy for a couple weeks so we brought it inside. These are from seeds we bought to cook. We had extra so she planted some last spring. Most grew white pods but a few plants grew purple. These were sold as organic amaranth at the local Winco Foods store. You can also buy them online, but these were really cheap. Kind of surprised how well they grew. Plants were over 5 feet tall with lots of seed heads. The leaves are really tasty when the plants are young. We let a few grow to maturity for the seeds. This spring we’ll find out how well the harvested seeds do in our garden.

Peace out,
porcupine

365 Photo Project, Day 18

OK this is why nothing ever gets done around here – too much clutter. What can I say? I’m a packrat. That little toy truck is from when I was about 10 years old. Same for the baseball. I’m just a sentimental dude. But yeah, I do need to seriously declutter. This is all on top of a work table in my garage. I need to clear it so I can start working on PC’s later this week.

Peace out,
porcupine

365 Photo Project, Day 17

When I took my kid shooting Friday, I brought my RIA Commander to try with known good ammo. This time it ejected and fed, but ejection was all over the place. To the front, to the side, to the rear, and some right in my face. Not liking this at all, especially since my first RIA 1911 is such a nice pistol. After researching a bit, I think my extractor is the problem. Got my slide apart and tried adjusting the tension, but so far no joy. I ordered a Wilson Bullet Proof extractor. I have a lot to learn about this platform…

Peace out,
porcupine

365 Photo Project, Day 16

Went coyote hunting with some friends today. Didn’t see any coyotes, but we did run into some wild horses. Either way, it was good to get out. Kind of amazed (alarmed?) at how many other people were out and about. This area is getting WAY too effing crowded…

Peace out,
porcupine

365 Photo Project, Day 14

When the whole WuFlu thing started, I got plate carriers for my family. With all the political violence going on, that turned out to be a good decision in my not so humble opinion. But eben if you don’t agree with the need for body armor, a plate carrier can be very useful. How? For rucking. I believe a plate carrier is better than a backpack for rucking. The backpack puts all the weight behind you, while a plate carrier distributes it equally front and back.

How much weight can you “ruck” with a plate carrier? The carrier itself weighs about 4 lbs, and cheap steel plates are about 8.5 lbs each (depending on size and cut). So a carrier plus 2 plates is about 20 lbs. That doesn’t sound like much, but if you’re old and out of shape (like me) it’s fine for starting out. It doesn’t end there though. Most plate carries have molle attachments on both front and back, so you can add pouches to hold more weight. Something to think about…

Peace out,
porcupine