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Friday, October 31, 2014

Woodhenge

Mtn Man humor strikes again!
When you drive up to our place you see this....
instead of Stonehenge it is a Woodhenge.
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Caught these guys and gals headed south yesterday.....
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And it is official we had our first killing frost on Wed night. The temps are suppose to drop down into the twenties tonite. We are prepared...wood is loaded into the house for our warm night.

Last but not least by any measure, today is our 1 yr anniversary away from the ranch job in Montana. There's are a lot of the job that we miss, mostly the cattle but there are a lot of the job that we do not miss nor want to repeat ever again!!
We left on Halloween night so exhausted. So much negative in the place and the situation. For example we rented a uhaul trailer to pack whatever we had left in the house,, you know the odds and ends. We were not going to leave anything behind if we could help it. Moving 1200 miles was already an expense all by itself! Anyhow, the trailer lights decided not to work. We left with determination and when we hit the main road the lights came back on mysteriously and never had a problem with them again. We didn't get out of the vehicle at any time on our way out to fix them just figured we needed to get out of the black hole and maybe they would come back on. They did! 
It is amazing what a year makes a difference in some ones thinking......we don't ever have to go back to that place or situation ever again!!
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Hope you have a great weekend wherever you are in this world. 
May God Bless You In Everything You Do!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Grave Walker

I was privileged to participate in the Stones and Stories in Missoula Montana years ago. I told the story of one who resides in the cemetery. I had a blast!

If you get the chance to do a cemetery walk in your area do go. It is fun to learn of others lives.



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Emu Art


These persnickity beautiful critters lay eggs like other fowls. A lady by the name of Sue from Montana creates beautiful art from the egg shells. She used a dremel and paint. They are beautiful especially in person. I was given permission to take these pictures. I believe she sells these too.







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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Building A Shed

I guess I take for granted that we know how to build, LOL, mostly how to make something that looks good anyhow. We are no experts but if need be, we can put something together with just a little bit of wood and some nails/screws. With a whole lot of motivation and ingenuity  we can get it up quickly! 
That said, I was thinking about this. I asked others what they thought of me putting up a tutorial of sorts on how to build a shed. Now I say of sorts because I am NOT going to tell ya exactly how to do it but instead will give ya some ideas on how we built ours. I think everybody that builds has their way of doing things, some work, some don't.
I have pictures for some of this......
BUILDING A SHED:
We started by measuring out the spot where we  wanted the posts(key to knowing this measurement is knowing what size you would like the shed) to go on our outside line of the property boundary(first finding that line cuz there isn't a fence line yet). 

 
 After we drilled the holes some of which had to be dug out with a hand post hole digger because the postholer doesn't get all your dirt out. 

We put the posts in, checking our measurements(measuring from outside corner of one post to outside corner on the other)to see if within the perimeters of our desired measurements of 8 feet. NOTE we put the two outside posts in first. Started putting dirt back in around the post...tamping it as we go(put a bit of dirt, tamp, put a bit of dirt, tamp etc until you hit the top).....Tamping is a method of using a flat edge(tamping tool or end of your shovel) to pack the dirt.

 You want it packed around the post so it does not move. We did not use cement around our shed but we are using cement around the shop poles(much bigger building) like this..

We did not feel it necessary to use cement for the goat shed as it will not have significant weight on it. Nor do we use it on fence posts. Packing the dirt around the post is sufficient enough. When using cement we put in dry then spray the top so it puddles real good and let it slowly soak in plus the moisture from the ground will help set it(less mess and it works).
If using cement, let rest for the night or 24 hrs is better.
Then we measured out 8 feet for the other two posts figuring out where to put them. Marking, drilling but the difference is on these that when we set these posts we made sure that the inside measurements were square. Ok this is how we did that so it all came out right....from the outside corner of post diagonally(outside to outside) measure the distance then go to the other post opposite side and measure the distance the same way...these measurements should be the same(square).
I wrote it out so maybe you can follow.....

 Once you get this square you can start the filling and tamping. Keep in mind this is a small shed and us rednecks try to get it square but you may find you are off an inch or two....keeping it in perspective it is just a goat shed....LOL! No perfection to be attained here!
Next you want to put what we call a ground board in....we had uneven ground to work on so a board was necessary to see where the bottom of the outside boards and batting were going to attach to. Then going upwards, we measured 24" and nailed another board (level) using this measurement until we reached desired height for the roof line. Following the line all the way around this building using our eyes to make it look right.
Next you are putting the outside rafter (the board that you see at an angle). These will rest on your last boards up creating your pitch in your roof. On the inside of the posts on the tall side of the shed another header board tucked tight against the bottoms of the two outsside rafters allowing all the inside rafters to be placed on it and achieve the same angle.
The outside rafters in this picture are short...most of the time you will use a board that is longer or another term used going wild...this has a purpose which I will try to explain later in this article.

NOTE: When we added the rafter we had to add a 1" board under the rafters because the fresh cut inside rafters were an 1" smaller dimension than the outside rafters due to sawyers mistake... another words fudging it a bit! LOL!

Ok we have added the outside rafters, now we add the siding. We used roughly cut(not all the same measurements) 1x8 pieces. We started on the tall side taking each board starting from one corner post, eyeballing the edge to make it look square. Each board placed as close together as possible, nailing them to the three boards(running sideways), top middle and bottom. Notice the top is long, it will be cut off later....
Did you know there are different nails for different projects? We used different nails in this one project plus screws....Ask you hardware man which nails would be good for each application it does make a difference!
Sorry little off track..
Do this same thing with the second angled wall... cut them all at the same time using the outside rafter as your guide. The short wall was a bit different. I had to wait for him to get the inside rafters in. because each board had to be cut prior to installation to fit under the small header board installed here.
In this picture, notice the boards in between the rafters. These are called "squirrel frustrators". Meaning they block critters and weather from getting into the shed.
I know this is a lot to digest but with a little imagination you can build this too!
The fourth and final wall, measure out where your doorway is going to go. If you use large posts like we did you already have part of the doorway made. The other side requires a post and boards both for nailing on and siding just like everything else. This post will have to be short one placed for the door jam. Finish off this wall with whatever scraps you have left for above the door...works great!

Which brings me to the inside rafters part(average of 13" apart)......each of these rafters were measured out evenly across the roof line and toe nailed(by placing the nail at an angle in the side of the board) in place on top and bottom of the shed on the roof line. Across the top of the rafters going the opposite direction nail a 1x3 every 24 inches so you have something to secure your tin to.
The rafters going wild is used as a guide when adding the metal on. When nailing on the metal you want to measure out the length by placing & tacking your first line up. When you know how long you want it, mark your rafters all the way across to the end of the tin and cut excess off all the way across your roof line.

You should be just about done except building yourself a door.... the only other thing we did was add "bat boards". These are boards that cover the cracks. Can you see inside of the pic above what difference it makes on the furthest wall...have to look hard.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Ebola-Airborne Potential?

I was reading an article (Gov't Docs 1995) that proved to me that this virus has the strong potential to go airborne. As fast as it seems to be mutating I am convinced it will be airborne over the cold winter which helps fuel the transmission. Somewhere Mtn Man read that the white coats predict by January there could be 1.4 million dead from this virus! Please read link......
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1997182/?page=1

(CNN) -- Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit. But some of the nation's top infectious disease experts worry that this deadly virus could mutate and be transmitted just by a cough or a sneeze.
"It's the single greatest concern I've ever had in my 40-year public health career," said Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. "I can't imagine anything in my career -- and this includes HIV -- that would be more devastating to the world than a respiratory transmissible Ebola virus."
The World Health Organization says its scientists are unaware of any virus that has dramatically changed its mode of transmission.
"For example, the H5N1 avian influenza virus... has probably circulated through many billions of birds for at least two decades. Its mode of transmission remains basically unchanged. Speculation that Ebola virus disease might mutate into a form that could easily spread among humans through the air is just that: speculation, unsubstantiated by any evidence."
Osterholm and other experts couldn't think of another virus that has made the transition from non-airborne to airborne in humans. They say the chances are relatively small that Ebola will make that jump. But as the virus spreads, they warned, the likelihood increases.
Every time a new person gets Ebola, the virus gets another chance to mutate and develop new capabilities. Osterholm calls it "genetic roulette."
As of October 1, there have been more than 7,100 cases of Ebola, with 3,330 deaths, according to the World Health Organization, which has said the virus is spreading at a much faster rate than it was earlier in the outbreak.
Ebola is an RNA virus, which means every time it copies itself, it makes one or two mutations. Many of those mutations mean nothing, but some of them might be able to change the way the virus behaves inside the human body.
"Imagine every time you copy an essay, you change a word or two. Eventually, it's going to change the meaning of the essay," said Dr. C.J. Peters, one of the heroes featured in "The Hot Zone."
That book chronicles the 1989 outbreak of Ebola Reston, which was transmitted among monkeys by breathing. In 2012, Canadian researchers found that Ebola Zaire, which is involved in the current outbreak, was passed from pigs to monkeys in the air.
Dr. James Le Duc, the director of the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas, said the problem is that no one is keeping track of the mutations happening across West Africa, so no one really knows what the virus has become.
One group of researchers looked at how Ebola changed over a short period of time in just one area in Sierra Leone early on in the outbreak, before it was spreading as fast as it is now. They found more than 300 genetic changes in the virus.
"It's frightening to look at how much this virus mutated within just three weeks," said Dr. Pardis Sabeti, an associate professor at Harvard and senior associate member of the Broad Institute, where the research was done.
Even without becoming airborne, the virus has overwhelmed efforts to stop it.
Osterholm commended groups like Doctors Without Borders but said uncoordinated efforts by individual organizations are no match for Ebola spreading swiftly through urban areas.
"This is largely dysfunctional. Nobody's in command, and nobody's in charge," he said. "It's like not having air traffic control at an airport. The planes would just crash into each other."
CNN's John Bonifield contributed to this story.


Just here to keep ya updated..please research and come to your own conclusions.
May God Bless And Keep You!
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Passage

Ephesians 6:13Amplified Bible (AMP)

13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Trusting God Con't



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Trusting God



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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Memories

SE Montana

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Farm

Don't ya just love ol farms....

Mowed JG today....Cemetery tomorrow 
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Goat Shed & A Walk With Dogs




 We now have a roof on the goat shed. Some "batting" on the one side, need to cut more lumber for the rest to be installed and the doors need made too. Was thinking of doing a little tutorial on this shed, maybe later in the week. This shed cost us about $50 to build, if we had to buy everything probably would have cost us about $750 or more. 
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Me and the dogs took off down the drive for a walk that I much needed. Sometimes ya just gotta go! 
Of course I took my camera along it is so beautiful here this time of year! Enjoy!

























 Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig!



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