Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lonely Outpost

Interesting conversation on the F-35

Grumman Goose

I wonder if the cat ever has a problem biting his own tongue by accident?


Well, this is cool, both for the technology and the return of the forest.

But in the 19th century, when the United States began to industrialize and expand westward, many farms were abandoned by northeasterners who moved to cities in search of factory jobs. Around 1845, Henry David Thoreau described the decline of New England farming: “Now only a dent in the earth marks the site of most of these human dwellings; sometimes the well-dent where a spring oozed, now dry and tearless grass, or covered deep—not to be discovered till late days by accident—with a flat stone under the sod.”
Centuries later, forests have reclaimed much of the land. The images above show the site of an early homestead in the Natchaug State Forest in Eastford, Connecticut. The natural-color photograph was shot during an aerial survey in 2012. The monochromatic light detection and ranging (lidar) image, captured in 2010, shows the same area with greater contrast and reveals features on the ground.

Being in the mountains makes one think of hiking

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Freckles, they are good

Black Horse, Sioux Oglala - Heyn & Matzen - 1900

I'm pleased to hear this!

The CCI facility in Lewiston, Idaho has been running almost non-stop to meet demand in the United States for the last four years. It producing about four million .22 rimfire rounds a day.

To meed the increased structural demand for .22 rimfire, Vista Outdoors made the decision to increase and improve their rimfire production. The new plant automates the production to modern standards.
Also interesting is this:
The latest addition provides room for a variety of proprietary equipment used to make .22-caliber rimfire ammunition.
Much of the equipment was designed by company engineers, in cooperation with outside vendors. The focus, Mackleit said, is on “continuous flow” – starting out with raw material and moving through to the finished product in a sequence of steps without building any pockets of inventory along the way.
The result, he said, has been a substantial and “very satisfying” reduction in the time needed to complete an order.
In other words, they designed and built their own tools, in order to be more competitive.  Can there be anything more American?

I'm thinking this is good news

Using figures found in the latest International Religious Freedom Report authored by the U.S. State Department, Breitbart News has determined that the Christian population in North Korea has increased dramatically—at least five-fold—from about 37,000 known practicing Christians in 2012 to between 200,000 and 400,000 now.

In Communist China, the Christian population is also huge. There are more Christians there than members of the Communist party.  Perhaps this is spillover into North Korea?  A good sign for the future of that heretofore cursed hermit kingdom.

Nicely done

Owls have longer legs than you'd think


More from New Spicer Meadows

The Dardanelles over the lake

Ancient rock circle (wink)

Old beaches

Craggy old silver wood