Month: October 2018

Hugel….What???

Living in the midwest comes with innumerable ups….and downs. Its a beautiful place. You get four seasons, lovely countryside, and great people. However if there is one thing true about this part of the country it is this: Everything changes. Constantly. These changes include but are…

Clearing the Gate.

I am a firm believer in the need for a man to endlessly work on himself, else he risks beginning a slow spiral of decay. In nature there is nothing which does not, without work and care, become slowly decayed and thus lose the…

Managing Trees

Its interesting how the natural cycle works… Born….live…die….  We tend to see these things on a micro-scale. We see short-term, one human-lifespan or so at a time. Yet the great cycle appears and exists on a macro-scale as well. Ecosystems are ‘born’, they thrive…

Restoration

Years ago somebody decided to cover the original wood-finish of this bow with some sort of black lacquer-coating. While harmless to the bow’s purpose it conceals the natural beauty of a one-piece recurve, so I’ve decided to begin wearing the black-coating away. It is a…