Meet Leroy

Almost three years ago now, I introduced Earl the Plow Truck to the world via this blog. Earl served us well, suffering the indignities of plywood bodywork and duct tape repairs, never complaining and never leaving the yard. Until last spring when he suffered the final fate of all farm trucks, the Expensive Mechanical Failure.… Continue reading Meet Leroy

Overheard on the scanner, 2014 edition

Overheard on the scanner recently: Dispatch: "Ambulance 84?" Ambulance 84: (sirens wailing) "84, go ahead." Dispatch: "84, are you taking the MVC call or the scheduled transfer?" Ambulance 84: (sirens still wailing) "What?" Dispatch: "84, are you taking the crash or the transfer?" Ambulance 84: (siren now changed to Yelp mode) "[unintelligible]" Dispatch: "84, are… Continue reading Overheard on the scanner, 2014 edition

Week 84 – Baby Graphic

For this week, something slightly different.  Located in the center above is my 1947 Graflex 2x3 Pacemaker Speed Graphic.  (Pictured either side are the Pacemaker Crown Graphic 4x5 and a Nikon FM2 for size comparison.)  I purchased it on Craigslist a year or so ago.  From the description, I initially thought it was another 4x5… Continue reading Week 84 – Baby Graphic