Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Benna and Troxy's Tasty Treats!

Awesome new food blog by Trox and myself! Go to http://bttreats.blogspot.com/ to get all our new awesome vegan recipes we are doing! Oh yeah, I went vegan two days ago, and I am doing well. I had been planning on doing so by Decemberish, so I am right on my schedule. I am doing the Engine Two diet, and I am trying to make this a lifestyle change.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yeah Facebook has destroyed my blogging!

I should like to start again, but it is hard for me since I don't mind the quick posting on facebook...Anyway went chanterelle hunting today, was awesome! Look on my Facebook for the photos...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Now on Facebook!

I couldn't hold out any longer...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wow, Time Flies!

It is crazy, but true. I have been working at Whole Foods for almost two months now, and it has been great. I am working steady hours, and the work environment is totally cool.
ALL my free time has been spent rocking our garden areas and trying to reseed the yard. The chicken meat bird experiment last winter was awesome, but we learned that they will eat the grass bare in those scare months. It was good to get a clean slate, but tilling the soil two to four inches deep is a lot of work. The summer weather has been pure crap so far, so been a little discouraged with all the work put into getting new garden plots put in.
With some help from my folks we payed an Arborist to fall this rotting maple tree on our property, which was also blocking quite a bit of sunshine to our back yard. It's nice to see a new back yard view.
Finally, I will blog more soon, but my computer has been "getting fixed" for almost two months now from a friend, and it has disconnected me from my usual computer activities...I have a ton of pictures to post from our yard reconstruction the past few months, so stayed tune, I know all you followers are anxious to see!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This is fun!

I am so excited! I have been playing music with my buddy Seth for a number of years now. It has always been cool and enjoyable to write and preform songs with him, and I've always been proud of the music we have made.

Life tends to get in the way of band practice, so some projects got put on the side, but I always made sure to have the time to work out some shit, in our band, Russian Trio, the side project that always stayed in my mind as the band I wanted to be in, if we ever decided to play a show again. So Portland, watch out soon!
Another most exciting thing is the link to http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/russiantrio, where you can purchase our first album! Pretty cool to have that now, it was a blast making it, and the next one is going to be even better...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My New Guitar!

I have been really excited about playing music lately... Trox has started to teach me musical theory and she is also giving me piano lessons! It has really fired me up. So, I decided with a portion of my tax return, I would finally go and buy myself a real nice guitar. After getting my tax shit done, I researched for what I would get as my baby. I came real close to a Telecaster '72 Reissue Deluxe, came real close . However, in the end, the Epiphone SG G-400 Custom won me over. The three humbucker pickup is too cool, and the sound is awesome. At first I was worried, but the strings were new, and had to be broken in. Which I did! I played all night, and had a blast. The tone is sweet clean, and with the overdrive pedal, it blasts! I am real glad I got this guitar. Here is the write up from the Epiphone website:

Elegant and powerful, the classic three pickup SG lives on in stunning detail - even down to the “Les Paul” script at the end of the fingerboard. Our G-400 Custom features three powerful Alnico Classic Humbucking pickups like the original but we’ve added even more flexibility with individual bridge, middle and neck volume controls to allow for infinite blending combinations.

Finally, a few pictures of my axe! Look at Trox rockin' out!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

How to go from A to Z (graphic pictures)!

We have harvested three of our meat birds with much success. The killing is done as most humanely as I researched it could be, and I feel very little pain is administered to the birds. Getting all the feathers off is quite a chore, and you must be thorough. After additional research, dealing with the innards and final cleaning became routine to us both. We weren't grossed out, since we had cleaned all the fish we caught ourselves in Alaska, and this was no different.

The first time we finished with a bird, we didn't allow the meat to "ripen" for over twenty-four hours, and made the meat less tender and flavorful. We roasted it whole. It was still delicious, and we ate every bit.

The second time we did two birds and decided to divide it up into sections of meat for later meals. We just tried the breast meat, and made awesome chicken strips out of them, moist and an amazing taste! It was very rewarding after all the work put in, to get a meat that was raised with love and respect, and I feel they had an amazing life before giving up theirs for mine. Still my dark sense of humor makes me post this lonely looking picture of chicken tracks in the snow, with none in frame...