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Flat Earth Kayak Sails

From Godfrey Stephens this morning. If I had an ocean kayak, I’d sure get a sail. Hmmm…wonder if one of these would work on my 12′ aluminum boat. Use the wind when it’s there.

https://www.flatearthsails.com/na.html

From Anthem cafe in Puyallup, overcast warm Monday morning. I’m getting ready to spend a day doing one of my favorite things: driving on unfamiliar country roads looking for barns to photograph. I love small American towns. It’s good for us coastal sophisticates to get out into the Other America once in a while.

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Sliding Barn Door Hardware

From Mike Litchfield:

“Just came across a site that you might find interesting, that makes high-quality sliding door hardware–aka barn door hardware. Of course, sliding doors require less room to operate than hinged doors in space-starved houses, especially if it is an oversized door. Problem is that most barn door glides aren’t precise and can jam. These guys feature a lot of stainless tracks and all the wheels have ball bearings. Looks like cool stuff.”

Click here.

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Yesterday I drove to Petaluma to shoot photos at the Tin Can Tourist trailer rally. This is a group founded in 1919 and these days it’s all about vintage trailers. https://www.tincantourists.com/

  I shot a bunch of homes in Petaluma and some farm buildings in the countryside, and also got photos of 3 trailers that will go in our Wheels & Water book. I’ll post some photos of Petaluma homes and countryside in the next few days.

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Barns of Utah and Idaho

Hi Lloyd

In reading one of your books (I think that it was Homework), you mentioned that you were contemplating doing a book on barns and that you wanted readers to send you materials about barns in our area. I live in Northern Utah and have attached two links to two pdf documents on barns in Southern Idaho and Northern Utah. I hope that you get a chance to review these documents as I believe that the information in these pdf documents are consistent with the type of information you put out in your books. There are a lot of great information and pictures in the pdf documents on barns. I enjoy reading your books and blog and thanks for sharing all the information about building!

Shawn https://www.bearriverheritage.com/content/WYSIWYG/Idahobarnbook2nd%20edition%20final%20copy.pdf

https://www.bearriverheritage.com/Content/WYSIWYG/barnbook.pdf

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