In the car, heard Terry Gross replay of interview with pianist Dave McKenna. In the studio, he played Thanks For the Memories, it was beautiful. Could not locate it on GrooveShark, but here is another by him, below.
Sent us by Mike Whitehead, who discovered it today on this great blog:
Note: Keith Levy, the blogmeister here, was featured in Tiny Homes (pp. 170-71) with the Flying Tortoise, his 1977 Bedford truck converted to an elegant rolling home in New Zealand.
My wife put me on to this temporary housing effort for displaced Fukushima residents in Japan.
70 carpenters worked on the project, building 3 structures a day. Everything was made from natural local materials. The goal was to have a whole building to recycle when temporary housing isn't needed anymore.
The PDF has the best photos, but the YouTube video shows a house in progress. If your Japanese is rusty, the last part of the video is contrasting the wood structures with other less inviting 'conventional' options for relief housing.
Japanese stick-framing is sort of a hybrid timber frame approach. Try to spot the skarf-joints in the headers and dado settings in the floor trusses. Gotta love these guys...
Tiny Homes, which has now sold over 40,000 real size (9" X 12") copies. We hope for them be given out to kids, plus people who will spread the word.
From Evan Kahn
They were twins, 4 years old, one named Harry, and I told their dad, shown here, that they were going to be killer mountain bike riders.
There is good info on things like aging game birds, gutting and skinning a deer, even how to get started hunting. Netting herring -- an annual ritual in NorCal. For the boatless, it can be practiced from shore with a cast net, 5-gallon bucket, and hip boots). Clams, rock crabs, rock fish. How to kill eels with salt (almost impossible otherwise), manzanita cider, madrone bark tea. Making sausage from wild boar, eating squirrels, (there's a bluegrass song, "Why Would Anyone Eat Beef When They Can Have squirrel?," and recipes for everything.
Along these lines -- for those living in the San Francisco Bay Area -- Kirk Lombard takes people out fishing, foraging, and seaweed collecting and teaches you how to smoke salmon and prepare what is caught or gathered. http://www.seaforager.com/. There's a post here on why the 2013 salmon season in the Bay Area looks to be bountiful, for the first time in 5 years.
Get their catalog if you like making things with your hands (or if you have kids who want to learn some hand-made skills): http://www.northhouse.org/