Gauge: Railroad to Chariots

Next time you are handed a specification and wonder what horse’s rear came up with it The US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4  feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used?  Because that’s the way they built them in England, and the US railroads  were built by English expatriates Why did…

Bathroom Poetry

We have all done this. Gone into a public bathroom and while sitting there, read the walls. Most of the stuff is silly or  love stories. Billy loves Edna. Sally. Megan. F*ck You, Billy , Sally. For a good time call 555-665-7890. There are disturbing declarations like Jesus is watching or I am going to kill Billy or Edna can kiss my ass. There are the…

Fairy Garden ~ Fence

Fairy Garden ~ Fence

I certainly hope you didn’t think that I was done with the Fairy Garden.  The next project for this garden was a fence. In keeping with the theme of doing this garden with things that I have here, I used toothpicks, water, paint, glue and a pair of scissors. Having  decided that this particular Fairy Garden has been around for…

Fairy Garden

Fairy garden

I have been seeing a lot of kits and do-it-yourself projects, I sure you have as well, to make little fairy gardens or,  I have seen them called gnome gardens. Well, personally, I think they are adorable but overpriced. I  just saw one that came with a swing, a watering can and I think a bench for $20. That did…