Jul 10

We had a good fourth weekend.  We had most of the family over and I smoked some pork and chicken.  Unfortunately, the photographer (Mama Bear) let us down, she was too busy conversing and eating to remember to take pictures…

But on the fourth I did take my new telescope out to play for a little bit.  Bear with me, I’m still learning and I think this is going to have a bit of a curve translating what you see to what you photograph.

Backlit Leaves

Backlit Leaves

I did capture a couple shots of the moon, but the focus is much different between using a normal camera lense and the telescope, so the result isn’t quite as sharp as I had hoped.  It will take some time to get things figured out, but I am happy so far.

The moon on the fourth of July

The moon on the fourth of July

But, I did make a bunch of sausage the next day, and I did remember to get some pictures of that.  Mama Bear walked by at one point and grabbed my camera and snapped a shot of me while I was grinding.

Working hard

Working hard

I tend to be a little bit of a purist (sometimes referred to as anal)…  I believe toasting my own spices and grinding whole spices gives you the best flavor.  Here is my Fennel and Anise seeds during the toasting process for the Italian sausage.

Toasting spice

Toasting spice

I was the mad scientist mixing my recipes…

The mad scientist at work

The mad scientist at work

Which resulted in over 30 pounds of Italian, Breakfast and Chorizo…

Sausage, Sausage, Sausage everywhere

Sausage, Sausage, Sausage everywhere

The rest of that weekend and this past weekend was spent moving my woodworking shop/tools to the front of the garage to make room to pull the engine block from my Dad’s truck.  We are making progress on it also, I have the engine block almost disconnected and the drums off the the front brakes, so still going.  You can see more about the truck and it’s progress here:
https://www.halfpap.us/butchs_truck/

 

Categories: Astronomy ,Blog ,Cooking ,Wood working


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