Monday, June 28, 2010
Back in Business
The New Calipers are Here!!! I don't even want to go into describing the effort that went into creating these new calipers, suffice it to say, I'm happy that the development and production is over and I'm ready to ship the tools. I worked closely with all of my U.S. manufacturers on every detail from the edge quality of the molded parts to the clarity of the printed scales and I can honestly say that I'm very happy with the results. I also have an interchangeable Metric Scale available.
The calipers are available right now through my website and also through www.thesandingglove.com. Soon they will be in many of the catalogs that land on your doorstep.
I'll be making a video later this week that shows off the new tool and gives tips for use. Thanks to everyone on the wait list for your patience.
Now, to get back in the shop and make some chairs!
And because I promised a reader, here I am in a moment of pure joy with my kids
Everyone in the pasture is doing beautifully, the kids are robust and Maggie is giving us 1/2 a gallon a day. The kids are now being weaned and seem to be happy munching on grain, grass and hay. We've expanded the paddocks by a couple of acres and the whole crew seems thrilled with the new space. I plan to enclose more in order to rotate the grazing and allow the pasture to regenerate. Putting my field into service and working to improve its quality has opened a new awareness for me of the solar power that this piece of land harnesses and my goats ability to transform it into usable protein and better forage.
When Maggie had her kids, we separated our wether Mike to protect the kids from his rough housing. He immediately took a downward turn. These are herd animals and separation leads to stress which leads to illness. Luckily, our friends loaned us one of their prized fellows to keep him company. But as time went on, he seemed less like a loaner and more like a part of the herd, so the other day I bought him. Here is Sue with her Joseph. He is incredibly gentle and affectionate. Some ladies love the diamonds, what can I say, my gal swoons for animals, score.