Monthly Archives: September 2011

Project of the day: tandem recumbent bike status

So the old tandem frame is just too short. The front rider has to be waaaay too far forward to keep the rear rider’s knees from whapping the front seat. I knew that it might be the case, but it was faster just to try it out than to do a bunch of measurement. The downside is that I’ve decided to put off any more work until spring. It would be major surgery to alter the frame and ultimately not worth it. I could build a properly-sized frame with new metal in less time than fixing the old one. I did get the seats completed, and I’m very happy with the results (I’ll post photos), so I think my time hasn’t been wasted.

Weirdness of the day: Spongebob baby wipes

Well, I guess he’s a sponge, but he seems awfully happy in his new capacity …

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Project of the last couple of years: fruit trees

Harvested apples, peaches, and pears from our growing orchard this autumn. Given, there were only a few fruits, but the peaches were delicious.

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Project of the day: recumbent bike seats

Found a great tutorial on line for slung recumbent bike seats. Here are the frames. I have their fabric installed on one and will post photos once they both are complete.

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Dinner: deep dish pizza

Made probably the best pizza dough that I’ve tasted today. It has two baked potatoes in it, which lowers the gluten content and affects the texture. The recipe is time-consuming, but totally worth it.

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Project of the day: hippie baby quilt

My friend Stacy is having a baby soon, so I figured a hippie quilt was in order (Gotta start ‘em early!). The top is cool cotton batik and the back is mint green cotton flannel. It took me about a days-worth of on-and-off work. I’m quite pleased with the outcome. There will probably be more quilts this winter .
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Weirdness of the day: baby ostrich

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Meet Bob McIntosh Snoodlepoops III. He’s quite rude in the second photo.