Sunday, July 15, 2018


A lake was needed at Fort Rock Family Camp for the
kids to fish and boat in.  So, they got busy and built 
their own lake.

Your back yard might not be as big as theirs, but 
get your pick and shovel out and make you own.
(Just remember, I am too busy to help you.)

Saturday, July 14, 2018


Kids will play

I know.  This is not of interest to you like it is to me.
That is my wife riding the longest single span zip line
in Arkansas.

Of course she was a lot younger then.  At that time
she was only 71 years old.  But being the kid at heart
she is, she would ride it again in a minute if given the

Sunday, July 8, 2018



Do you have rocks that you do not know what to do with?

I saw this one in a lady's yard in Southern California.
It fit in very well in her yard layout.
Get your paint brush out and go after rocks.

Sunday, July 1, 2018


This is the starter on the engine of a commercial
zero- turn lawn mower.  It was in my shop for a 
minor repair, an oil seal replacement.

I had started and ran the engine a few times trying
to find where the oil was coming from.  If I remember 
correctly, I did not even have to remove the starter 
to make the repair.  But when the repair was complete
the starter would do nothing but "spin out" and not
engage with the engine.

I fought with the thing for a long time trying to get
it to engage.  I had the starter off three times looking 
it over trying to find something wrong.  I could not 
find anything wrong with it at all.

So, finally I went to the house to eat lunch AND PRAY.

When I came back to the shop after lunch the first
time I turned the key things worked right and have
been ever since.

Sunday, June 24, 2018



Not really.
That may be the way I feel before my first cup of coffee.
But this guy is really a neat dog, if there is such a thing.

I was at Shamrock Bold & Screw in Springdale, Arkansas
when this fellow came wondering out of the office to see
what I was doing there.

The fact is, he is a very, very friendly dog.  I wish that all
of us that look as bad as this dog looks were as friendly
as him.  Perhaps I should learn something from this.

Sunday, June 17, 2018


I finally learned something.
It took me a fews years to learn.
But I found out that I can only 
ride one at a time.

Saturday, June 16, 2018


What is it?

It is a sea shell fossil.  It was not quite that color.
Something about my lighting turned the red tint 
into the dark red that it is.

But the real point of interest to myself is that these
things lay all over a patch of woods that I own.  I
do not even dig them up.  Just select them from the
rocks on the rocky ground they lay on.

This patch of woods is 2000 ft. above sea level.
And,  about 500 miles from the closest sea.  That
is proof of the deluge, or what we call Noah's 
flood.  Scoff if you will, but the Holy Bible is