Category Archives: Home and Homestead

Wicked cold out!

Yup, it’s been a wicked cold one this year.  Tuesday, February 24, 2015 we had a low of -24.2F here in Norridgewock, ME.  Yeah, that’s wicked cold.

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Rock ‘n Roll

Vaughn and I have a standing father/son time every weekend in the morning playing guitar.  Recently he has started to play with me, clicking the button on an old stomp box I made back in college.  This morning I decided … Continue reading

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Desk mods

My desk is also my workstation and I need to keep little fingers from my dangerous leaded electronic parts etc, so I gated it off.  Using a bit of ingenuity, an old refrigerator shelf, a junk piece of wood, and … Continue reading

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Bear and Son – One Arm Bandit

I’ve always wanted a barlow style knife, but haven’t found a single blade, Made in USA barlow that I’m happy with.  That is, until I came across the Bear and Son “One Arm Bandit.”  It is their model number 2181RAZR … Continue reading

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Getting ready for winter

Here at The Raymond Homestead we have started to get ready for winter.  New windows, new door seals, and lots of firewood.  It’s going to be a cold one, I can tell.  Although, that’s generally a good assumption to make … Continue reading

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Been a while, been busy

Whoa, over a month since my last post!  Whoops. Since my last post I have started a new position as a Computer/Network Support Technician at MSAD54 (local school district).  I’m loving my new job, it’s been crazy busy but good.  … Continue reading

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Plumbing upgrade

We needed to shut off the upstairs hot water and found that we could only slow it down…the crappy plastic valve that came with the house had worn out.  So I went out to the hardware store and purchased the … Continue reading

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I made a wooden guitar stand!

After not finding what I wanted in my local area (a guitar stand made of sustainable materials, made in the USA), I decided to build one myself.  I used 1″x 3″ pine boards and maple dowels along with some elmers … Continue reading

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I didn’t know you could recycle those…neat!

Earth911.com has a great article about things you can recycle that most people didn’t realize.  But the thing that surprised me the most was crayons.  Evidently there is a company that specializes in recycling old/broken crayons into new ones.  Cool!

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Shaving

I’ve been shaving since I was 15 or 16.  I’m now 28 and this Christmas I learned that there is another way to shave.  You don’t have to use the “normal” disposable head type razors, or expensive electrics.  The “safety … Continue reading

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