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New Fiber Endeavor

So I’m starting a new fiber endeavor with a local fiber business, here in East Tennessee! I will only be spinning some singles for the business and they will ply them. 86 more words


Tobias and The Angel

This is how Tobias looked when he first arrived at Shrunk Towers.  I think his name was probably Paul or Richard.

After a bit of Steampunk-Shrunk magic, he ended up looking like this – fine leather coat, hand-stitched black wool trousers, satin waistcoat, cravat and a serious facial makeover. 384 more words


Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes and the Fight For Real Cheese

“In the UK, over the course of the 20th century, we managed almost completely to destroy the institutions and infrastructures of expertise. So, a lot of my job is just looking for answers to questions.

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Royal Adelaide Show 2017

What a difference a year makes! I had gone back the the Show after a 13 year break last year and had enjoyed it. This year , from the moment we arrived at the back gates from the railway Show stop it was clear their game had lifted. 481 more words


UBI - Universal Basic Income

The difference between a social welfare handout and a universal basic income is that the former is seen as a handout to the hopeless while the latter is an acknowledgement that the jobs provided by the industrial revolution are fast disappearing. 217 more words

My Soap Box

Cheese, Please Pass the Cheese

We had the misfortune of having a goat with mastitis in one teat. Since this was a new thing for us, I caved in, loaded her into the mini-van in the pouring rain, and took her to the vet. 231 more words


The Steampunk Bride

“We almost sold the engine room,”  announced the young man who runs one of the shops (the physical one) I supply, when I wandered in with some new stock last week. 775 more words