Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Also, on Tuesday, I couldn't resist dragging the frame out onto the driveway for a test fitting. I couldn't be more excited about how this project is going.
Friday, April 6, 2012
We then lashed in the floorboard supports and cut out blanks for our greenland style paddles. If they prove too wet paddling, we'll just make standard kayak paddles later or maybe add a turks head ring to the base of the blades to help shed any drips.
Also, not pictured, I managed to lash in one floorboard before calling it a night.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Saturday, while mowing my backyard, I ran over a couple of mushrooms. I didn't recognize them until too late and I ended up splattering two highly sought after edible fungus across my yard. After doing so, I thought about where they were located and if possibly my neighbor had any growing in his uncut yard, then I went next door and asked permission to hop the fence and see.
This is what I found. 25-30 morel mushrooms. I've been told that they were worth about $40, if I'd have sold them. But, having a coworker that hunts them every spring, I brought them by his house Saturday evening. He had never seen so many at once and thought it was pretty cool.
We paddled a couple of hours down to the boathouse area and back. It was the first time for either of them to ride in one of my homebuilt boats and Gwen's first time in a boat this small.
The kiddo did great, alternating between her SpongeBob fishing pole and our second paddle that I tethered to the hull for easy recovery.