Saturday, December 27, 2014

Belgian Endive al la Ian Knocton & a walk in the park



A walk in the rain in the park land with s look at a very unusual Christmas tree in the wild and some slow motion waves done with a process the GoPro software calls Flux. Back to the house to harvest the first of the Belgian Endive and to try my hand at making a version of Ian Knocton's endive appetizer. I forgot the eggs Ian. Link to Ian's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olA7r...

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Christmas Broadcast 2014



Published on Dec 25, 2014
In this year's Christmas Broadcast, commonly known as 'The Queen's Speech', Her Majesty recalls the Christmas truce of 1914 as she speaks of reconciliation and forgiveness.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night




Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Driving in the Winter Wonderland



Halvor at the Gardening in Norway channel did a nice car-cam video around the area where he lives in Norway which got me thinking a drive in the snow around here might be of interest especially to those who live in sunny hot climates. Very mild 1C and not much of a storm just enough to turn things white. However after all of the rain we have had lately the snow is a welcome sight, some sun wouldn't go a miss either LOL. This is a link to Halvor's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-emxUjcX2A

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Advice requested on some Cabin Projects



I have a couple of projects in mind for next year out at the cabin and I thought I would talk about them and ask for some advice from my subscribers. Another very cold day enjoying the wood fire in the cabin. A shout out to Micah Gallant in PEI https://www.youtube.com/user/micahgallant. A look at the Claytonia and Mache in the hoop house to see how it is dong inside the cold frame. A visit with the hens and little red and a look at the Belgian Endive that I'm forcing.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Angels We Have Heard on High - Guinness World Record - ThePianoGuys Chri...



Published on Dec 12, 2014
Watch the #sharethegift video: http://youtu.be/uzjFEMmM0Xs

Download MP3 “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (mixed with “Angels We Have Heard On High”) FREE at: http://thepianoguys.com/sharethegift/

A HUGE thanks to all of you who volunteered your time and expertise. In just 4 weeks over 1300 people donated over 10,000+ hours to bring this project to life!

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MUSICIANS:
Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Peter Hollens, David Archuleta, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

CHRISTMAS YOUTUBER/FAMILY GATHERING:
Peter Hollens, Evynne Hollens, Ashland Hollens, David Archuleta, Shay Carl, Shaytards, Mommytard, Alex Boyé, Jeremy Warner (Studio C), Stuart Edge, Devin Graham, The McKnights (Mindy, Shaun, Kamri, Rylan, Daxton, Paisley, Brooklyn & Bailey McKnight) Kid History The Piano Guys (Steven Sharp Nelson & family, Paul Anderson & family, Elbertus van der Beek & family)



LIVE NATIVITY:
Mary: Flo Donelli
Joseph: Andrew Jueidi
Baby Jesus: Hudson Scott
Shepherds: Stuart Edge, Peter Hollens, Jeremy Warner, Natalie Madsen
Wisemen: Shay Carl, Alex Boyé, Richard Sharrah



All angels in the final nativity formation are real, NOT computer generated. No angels were added or subtracted.

Crew Credits:
Sponsored by Radiant (Sheri Dew, President)
Produced by Harmon Brothers (http://theharmonbrothers.com) and Mystery Box (http://mysterybox.us) with additional production from Boncom (http://boncom.com), Plaid Social Labs (http://plaidsocial.com), Creatus (http://4creatus.com), and DevinSuperTramp Productions (http://devinsupertramp.com)
Music Written and Composed by Marshall McDonald & Mac Wilburg
Music Performed by Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Peter Hollens, David Archuleta, Evynne Hollens, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Violin- Kristiana Sandberg, Kathryn Collier, Kathryn Leavitt, Sarah Crowther, Viola- Candace Wagner, Emily Brown, Cello- Kelly McConkie Stewart, Sarah Arnesen, Bass- Ben Henderson, & Percussion- Giles Reaves with special thanks to Meredith Campbell the Orchestra at Temple Square Music Coordinator
Music Production: Marshall McDonald, Steven Sharp Nelson, Elbertus van der Beek, Blair Leishman, Giles Reeves, Trent Walker
Executive Producers: Jeffrey Harmon, Daniel Harmon, and Katie Schwarz
Executive Creative Director: Jeff Taylor
Creative Directors: Jeffrey Harmon, Daniel Harmon
Director & Cinematographer: Jacob Schwarz
Second Unit Directors: Daniel Harmon, Jeffrey Harmon
Producer: Katie Schwarz
Associate Producers: Derral Eves, Ricky Ray Butler, Jay Davis, Theron Harmon, Benton Crane.
Screen Writers: Jeffrey Harmon, Daniel Harmon, Jeff Taylor
Storyboards: Daniel Harmon, Austin Craig
Public Relations: Derral Eves and Mike Grass
Crowd Recruiting: Derral Eves
YouTuber Coordination: Ricky Ray Butler, Derral Eves
YouTuber Travel & Logistics: Chani Boyce
Camera Operators: Jacob Schwarz, Devin Graham, Justin Ahlmann, Tel Stewart
Gaffer: Phil Shepherd
Key Grip: Kevin Woodward
Best Boy Electric: Spencer Scanlon
Electrician: Danny Shepherd
Best Boy Grip: Tyler Stevens
Grip & Lighting Equipment: Shepherd Grip & Lighting
Special Effects: Bruce Sundstrom
Special Effects Assist: Parry Willard
Post Production Effects: Tel Stewart
Blimp Operators: Jeffrey Harmon, Chris Newman, Alex, Jordan Harmon, Shane RIckard.
Blimp Creator: Jeffrey Harmon
Aerial Video: CineChopper (Pilot: Chris Newman; Camera Operator: Matthew Butler)
Editing: Jacob Schwarz, Katie Schwarz, Daniel Harmon
Art Director: Chloe Huber
Art Assist: Rubie Baker
Costume Designer: Alyson Hancey
Costuming Assist: Brooke Westberg Grama
Live Nativity Costumes provided by LDS Motion Picture Studios
Overhead “bell” costumes: Designed by Anniele Harmon. Pattern created by Alyson Hancey
Costume Construction & Assembly: Theron and Valerie Harmon, the moms of George Muller Academy homeschooling coop.
Makeup (live nativity): Danielle Donahue
Hair (live nativity): Heather Donahue
Makeup (family nativity play): Raquel Burr
Super connectors: John Dye, Mike Evans, Derral Eves
Logistics and Crowd Control: Jay Davis, Benton Crane, Daniel Harmon, Theron Harmon
Media Outreach: Creatus and Grassroots Media
Guinness coordination: Boncom
Behind the Scenes: Austin Craig producing, Jordan Nash, Michael Boren, and Davey Orgill on camera, Alex Moore editing
Nativity formation design: Daniel Harmon, Benton Crane
Craft Services: Amy Bigler
Craft Assist: Jennifer Carter
Security: Jay Davis, Derral Eves
Editing: Katie Schwarz, Jacob Schwarz, Daniel Harmon
Nativity Ornament Artist: Valerie Atkisson


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

4/4 The Art of Gothic: Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global (Ep3)



Published on Nov 3, 2014
The Art Of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour.
Episode 3/3 Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global.
First broadcast: Nov 2014.
Gothic fantasy horror would be outstripped by real horror as the truth of mechanised warfare dawned on an innocent world in 1914. The language of Gothic would increasingly come to encapsulate the horrors of the 20th century - from Marx's analysis of 'vampiric' capitalism to Conrad's dark vision of imperialism and TS Eliot's image of The Wasteland, a Gothic narrative seemed to make more sense of the modern world more than any other.
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Evening Grosbeak



They always show up in small flocks, stay for a day or two and aren't seen again for months.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Six former Guantanamo inmates arrive in Uruguay




Published on Dec 7, 2014
Six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners are currently undergoing medical checks after being flown to Uruguay for resettlement.

The six - four Syrians, a Tunisian and a Palestinian
had been detained as suspected militants with ties to al Qaeda since 2002 but were never charged.

Uruguay says it is taking the men as refugees on humanitarian grounds.

Uruguay's President José Mujica has called the prison "a disgrace" :

"It's not a prison, that's a kidnapping place. Because a prison implies a refer…
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

At the Cabin Baking Bread & Making Soup



Today was our coldest day so far this fall -10C this morning so I decided it would be a good day to have a fire in the cabin and enjoy the day out there. I made a loaf of bread and baked it in the Coleman over and made a soup for lunch , I thought you might like to come along for a visit. I also show the GoPro set-up that I used to make the various clips.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Busy Bird Table



A few clips taken over several days at the bird table. At last I was able to get some footage of my very shy male Cardinal. He doesn't like being around the Bluejays and I have lots of those. The funny thing is the female Cardinal doesn't mind them at all actually she will drives them away wants she wants to eat.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

3/4 The Art of Gothic: Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global (Ep3)



Published on Nov 3, 2014
The Art Of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour.
Episode 3/3 Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global.
First broadcast: Nov 2014.
Gothic fantasy horror would be outstripped by real horror as the truth of mechanised warfare dawned on an innocent world in 1914. The language of Gothic would increasingly come to encapsulate the horrors of the 20th century - from Marx's analysis of 'vampiric' capitalism to Conrad's dark vision of imperialism and TS Eliot's image of The Wasteland, a Gothic narrative seemed to make more sense of the modern world more than any other.