Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Trailer Trad Collecting: Steam Punk for Your Home!

There's a dealer who does a brisk trade in manufacturing steam punk novelty items out of found odds and ends with exposed filament tube lights and other funky electrical miscellany from days gone by. -Not cheap, but very fun!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Trailer Trad Living: A Perfect Little Garden Continued

Since I mentioned my parent's garden in the previous post, I thought that I'd share a look at it. This point in a garden's annual life is a high point. Early July provides plenty of warm weather and rain but usually not too much of either yet while the weeds, bugs, birds and the rest are reasonably tame. The verdant explosion of color and smells alludes to the great taste of the tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce about to be picked.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Trailer Trad North Carolina: The Wood Wright's Shop

Located near Chapel Hill, Pittsboro is slowly (rapidly) becoming hip amongst the crunchy 'raise your own chickens and listen to bluegrass' twenty somethings. Chatham County is also popular among Boomer retirees. How to keep these disparate folks occupied? WOODWORKING! That famous PBS guy with the carpenter's overalls and the chambray shirts has a tidy little shop in Pittsboro that verily hums with activity, even on Sunday mornings when my friend and I were invited in to take a look. So trad- sawdust on the floor and archaic wood turning lathes on cool work tables. When my friend started fingering the saws to feel their edge (with Mr. Underhill looking on out of the corner of his eye), I knew I should wrap up the tour.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Travel Trad Time Travel: A Long-Ago Fourth of July (reshown)

 Photo Credit: Library of Congress. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection