I filmed a short vlog today about the need for true craftsmen, which is becoming more apparent in developed countries pretty much everywhere. The more emphasis is placed on white collar jobs, IT and college degrees, the less people you have going to vocational schools in order to learn how to become craftsmen. Countries don't … Continue reading The need for true craftsmen
This autumn, we made grape juice from our grape harvest, using a traditional wine press. This video shows you the process and explains how the grape juice can be stopped from fermenting using either the traditional method, which involves heating it up, or the horseradish method, which will allow you to keep it raw, unaltered … Continue reading Pressing Grapes through a Traditional Wine Press
More than two years after publishing parts 1-8, here's the final installment in this series, which recaps the features of the cat house I've designed and built and describes some improvements that I've made to my original design, after testing it through two winters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWkPcLl6pzo We now have four cats (Sasha, Zuzu, Tira and Bubu), … Continue reading The cat house – part 9
This is video from a sledding outing with our friends, near Medias, Romania. Remember sledding? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lluQ6ZS9R3M I ask the question because most people look at me funny when I talk to them about hauling an old-fashioned sled up a hill, then sliding down said hill at great speeds, only to repeat the process until completely … Continue reading Sledding is fun!
Sasha is one of our adopted cats (she's still a kitten, not yet mature). And she's got these gorgeous yellow eyes. She's incredibly expressive, all the time, and unlike our other cats, she loves to look into our eyes, for long periods of time. We adopted her when she was just a tiny bundle of … Continue reading Sasha’s gorgeous, dramatic eyes
While in the States, my wife and I loved to bike up and down the C&O Canal (Chesapeake and Ohio Canal). The scenery is truly picturesque, particularly along the section from DC to Great Falls. I recorded these videos during the summer of 2008, on various of our biking trips. Biking the C&O Canal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmwBqiMz5uk … Continue reading Biking the C&O Canal
We found this tiny little striped bug in South Florida, USA. It had a silken brown cocoon which it dragged behind it. It was a tiny little larva with minuscule legs, and its cocoon had two entrances. It would hide inside, then emerge out of either end to begin moving along. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t6rNfm0ELM I've never seen … Continue reading The plaster bagworm