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    I’m trying to work, but that thing is SO COOL.

    A peekaboo view of the Amazing Machine which is being wrestled across the side yard right now:

    It is a trench digger, which is essentially a giant chainsaw for the dirt, mounted on treads.

    As you can see from the tiny glimpse of the man wielding it, it is approximately five feet tall. . . . → Read More: I’m trying to work, but that thing is SO COOL.

    Chicken Smugness, Puppy Squirminess, and Slow Knitting

    I made a little perch for the chicken tractor, and the chickens like it quite a lot.

    Chicken owners, a question: do chickens always look so terribly pleased with themselves?

    Here’s a group puppy shot, taken on their first day.

    It’s not easy to wrangle puppies. Oh no, he’s getting away!

    I’m still . . . → Read More: Chicken Smugness, Puppy Squirminess, and Slow Knitting

    WordPress Wonkery: List of Posts By Tag

    I recently went looking for a way to create a page in WordPress with a list of all the posts by a specific tag. (For example, every post tagged with “FO” or “Sims Sunday“.) I wasn’t able to find the answer online. I did finally find it in the WordPress documentation, albeit worded in . . . → Read More: WordPress Wonkery: List of Posts By Tag

    Puppy Video and Dishcloths (and OMG FLU WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE)

    Some puppy video from the first night, featuring Giant Mama Dog Nose.

    I can tell you how long the labor lasted: two and a half dishcloths.

    This is a super-easy pattern. CO 2 stitches and knit in garter stitch. KFB the first stitch of every row for 40 rows (20 garter stitch ridges). . . . → Read More: Puppy Video and Dishcloths (and OMG FLU WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE)

    Sims Sunday: The New Wing

    Like I mentioned last week, it’s easy to make money in The Sims 2. For a while I tried to bleed off excess cash by giving ridiculously expensive gifts to passing strangers.

    “Hello! I know this gift box looks small, but it’s an eight foot-tall statue.” “Why aren’t you wearing pants?”

    I gave up . . . → Read More: Sims Sunday: The New Wing