The Wonder Heater

I think it appropriate that on this Memorial Day I introduce a find that I made in the basement of the Mason Lodge. What I first believed was a 55-gallon drum turned out the be a vintage 1943 coal burning stove. It had the appearance of a 55-gallon metal drum because the stove components were actually…

The Farmers

We’re well into Spring and I have not yet started this season’s renovations on the Neebor Lee house and its outbuildings. At least not in earnest. My wife and I have instead been making the 170-mile round trip journey to our old house in northwestern New Jersey to get it ready for sale. After 18 living months here in Pennsylvania,…

A Squirrel ate my Internet!

Hell hath no fury than a squirrel scorned. I love wildlife. It has its place, and that place is not inside my home. Our prior home in northwestern New Jersey was a wildlife mecca, with black bears, deer, turkey, groundhogs and other wild creatures often frequenting our yard. With the exception of mice and one minor incident…