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About valbjerke

Farmer, Transmission Rebuilder, Self Sufficiency Nut. Like the old school way of doing things. "Fast is fine - accuracy is final" (quote by some way back famous gun-slinger - likely just before he got shot dead)

The “New Math”


Originally posted on Day of the Week Fat Pants:
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ One day,  a cave man put his interesting rock down next to another interesting rock. And something happened. An idea began to percolate in the depths of his tiny…

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Old Rainey and the Well…..


Well – finally – minus 33 this morning at my house!  Winter hasn’t let me down after all 🙂  Minus thirty is the magic number for letting the cook stove die out and lighting up the wood heater.  The cook … Continue reading

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The East Line


Originally posted on Just an old trucker:
The Inside of an old Sawmill Any time you mention anything about living on the East line and the people around you who are 40 years old or older, you can bet a…

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Kind of a nothing/update post :)


Wow.  It’s been a couple of months at least……it’s not so much that time just flies by, it’s just there’s always so much to do that sitting down and spending time at my computer keeps getting pushed to some other … Continue reading

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Installment 2….. Old Ignaus, and Squishy.


Standing around work one day, just before the doors opened, drinking coffee, somebody got on the subject of what they would buy if they won the lottery. My boss figured he’d buy a bigger boat and spend his retirement years … Continue reading

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This house of mine – Well…we need a well… installment 1


This house of mine – Well…we need a well… installment 1.

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This house of mine – Well…we need a well… installment 1


Finally.  Today is the first day in I can’t remember how long, I can actually sit and do absolutely nothing and not still be staring at a mile long list of things that still need to be done.  I can … Continue reading

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Part Seven – ish…….To Farm….or to Homestead…That is the question.


So…I think winter is actually just around the corner.  As in maybe snow tomorrow, maybe the next day – but definitely on it’s way.  As always, we’re running around ‘getting ready’ – one would think after all these years that … Continue reading

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This house of mine – part six? The North wall……


This house of mine – part six? The North wall…….

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This house of mine – part six? The North wall……


Thought I’d toss in a picture of our Weather Rock (at least that’s what we call it)  Took some doing to haul the thing over to the barbecue pit – couldn’t begin to guess what it weighs but there was … Continue reading

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