Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Historic Sugartown has a restored book bindery and Bridget Bullen was on hand during the Historic Sugartown Day to explain the book binding process.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Blade of grass

Why is there always one blade of grass in the flower bed?

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Monday, April 28, 2008


There was a dog agility show at the Sugartown Historic Days. I didn't see any dogs that would win a National contest but all the the dogs put in a good show and entertained the crowd.

Most of the dogs didn't want to go through the tunnel and more than one dog stopped and greeted a spectator at the fence. The handler said the 9 month old corgi didn't know how to weave through the poles so the dog and handler just ran past without trying.

For the jumps the bar height was adjusted based on the size of the dog. The little dachshund could easily clear the bar these big dogs jumped over. That little dog could fly.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Open house

This house burned down almost two years ago. The other day someone added the open house sign. The sign says the open house is tomorrow but it will not take long to tour the house so stop by anytime.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008


We put out a new feeder and it didn't take long for the goldfinches to discover the feeder. I changed the type of feed in the other bird feeders and we have cardinals, blue jays, nuthatches, sparrows and blue birds visiting everyday. We don't see all the colors at once, none of the smaller birds hang around when the blue jays stop by the feeders.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Deadliest Catch

On left is Captain Sig Hansen, on right is Captain Andy Hillstrand

The Chester County Book and Music Company in West Chester, PA had a book signing with the cast of the Deadliest Catch show. I do not know how many copies of the books were available but all the books were sold an hour before the book signing was scheduled to start. Each book had a number and you lined up for the book signing based on the number. If you had the first number or the last number you had to spend a couple of hours at the book store.

I couldn't find a good place to take pictures so I crawled up the aisle and sat on the floor in front of the table. Adapt Improvise and Overcome.

They said the limo drove past 20 Wawa convenience stores on the way to West Chester which brought a chuckle from the crowd. The guys showed up in a limo after eating dinner at the Appleby's restaurant which they said had a really big bar. The question and answer session got off to a good start when the largest man in the crowd stepped forward with a bottle in a paper sack. Looks like the guys are drinking with Jack Daniels on the way back to the airport.

Captain Jonathan Hillstrand

Time Bandit

Deadliest Catch

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Handblown glassware

I was at the Simon Pearce studio and watched them make glassware. A kiln is heated to 3600 degrees Fahrenheit and a mixture of silica, sodium carbonate, lime and for certain type of fine glassware lead is added to the mixture.

The glassware starts with molten glass shaped in a mold which is reheated after attaining the desired shape. The assistant draws some glass from the kiln and adds it to the piece. That glass adds the stem to the glassware.

They heat the piece one more time and the assistant draws more glass from the kiln. Here we see glass added to the stem which will form the base of the glassware.

After heating the glassware another time the glassblower opens the top and starts to give shape to the glassware.

A little more shaping to open up the glassware and it's all done.

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Monday, April 21, 2008