Archive for February, 2009

Orange Polenta Cake

February 22, 2009
It is a snowy day today so I decided to make the Orange Polenta Cake Gourmet Magazine featured recently. I first had to order some orange blossom water because it turns out it cannot be found in southern West Virginia. The cake turned out well, and tastes good too!

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That’s Using the Old Noggin

February 7, 2009
I was out measuring streamflow today in Greenbrier County with a coworker and a WVU geology graduate student when we ran into a need for something to hold our measuring tape in place out of the stream. A deer skull lying on the stream bank proved to be just the thing.

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Cognito Ergo Sum

February 6, 2009

A new sign Susan felt I needed for my office. I agree.

 

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Dovetail Success

February 1, 2009
Susan made a brilliant maneuver at Christmas and bought me a Rockler dovetail jig. My first try is shown here with a couple of scrap pieces of wood. I was so happy with  the result that I went back out to the shop and cut the dovetails on the tv stand drawer pieces. It went without a hitch and squares up nicely.