Photos from the spoon class I took
spoon class at Lie-Nielsen
Robin from Lie-Nielsen got a bunch of photos up on Facebook. I don’t go there myself, but I like that the Lie-Nielsen website lets you see the photos even if you are not a facebook-y person.
In there, you’ll see Ben Kirk matching me beard-for-beard. I’m the one w/o tattoos.
Will you be there in October? It will be great…
Hey that’s me!
black-throated blue warbler.
Pileated woodpecker holes – just to tease me. These large birds always elude me. I only get fleeting glimpses.
yell0w-rumped warbler, female.
black & white warbler, not quite still enough.
flyover Great Blue Heron.
Most common bird in the Maine woods this past week was the ovenbird. I saw many, but they. like most warblers, are never still. barely got this one.
Common yellowthroat. They love the water.
Chestnut-sided warbler. many of these around.
got him even better.
More pileated ativity, recent too.
Then they screamed in = lousy grey day. but I…
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Once again, this is relevant to my existence.
Another place to visit next time I’m in A2.
The Ravens Club has one of the most extensive whiskey selections in Michigan. It also makes its own bitters, which add a personal touch to the time-honored, like the Old Fashioned. This “Original Hand Pulled” version is our Cocktail Hour’s featured drink.
Eagle Rare 10-year bourbon is mixed with house-made bitters and Demerara syrup, hand-drawn and served over a two-inch ice block. We noticed hints of orange, cherry, and spice, probably because the menu also listed each note. Regardless, this is refreshing and sturdy. A new take on an old classic.
I grew up going to Washtenaw Dairy for ice cream. The thirty minute drive was always worth it, and I try to get back there when I’m in town. Worth a visit if you’re around.
Washtenaw Dairy has been many things to many people in the community, and a home away from home for the neighborhood for almost 80 years. what began as a dairy, has continued on as a family-friendly gathering spot for locals and visitors from all over, with ice cream and home made donuts and coffee and smiling faces, always happy to welcome in anyone who stops by.
when they proposed raising the price of a cup of coffee by 10 cents, topping out at over a dollar,
to at least break even, some of the morning regulars were upset,
so they decided to keep selling it at the old price,
and see it as a service to their loyal community.
with the second generation of owners, one in their 60s, and his partner in his 80s, their quote sums up their approach “We won’t put on airs, we’re pretty much…
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