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Broke As in Does Not Work

Posted in Architecture with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2011 by Myaker

Moderne Vernacular

Posted in Architecture, Building Materials, Carbon Sense, New Modern Vernacular, The Art of Building, The Natural Steps, Wooden Architecture with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2011 by Myaker

Building materials and practices, that do not rely on the presumed advantages, of cheap energy

Tree Huggers wit Chainsaws

Posted in Building Materials, Carbon, Carbon Sense, Common Sense, Forestry, Hewn Timber, New Modern Vernacular, Scheidegger Forest Shelter, The Art of Building, The Natural Steps, The Song of The Broad Axe, Wisconsin Land Ethic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2011 by Myaker

Between me you and the fence post

the fence post talks 

time to

what comes around goes around

watch yourself

Plant a Tree

Posted in Architecture, Carbon, Forestry with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by Myaker

Acts of creation are ordinarily

reserved for gods and poets.

To plant a pine, one need only own

a shovel.     ALDO LEOPOLD

The Art of Forestry

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on December 26, 2010 by Myaker

I saw a Chinese man in Rome. To him all the buildings

Of former and present times seamed to be tiresome and heavy.

Oh he sighs, poor people! I hope they will understand,

How in some future time fine wooden columns will carry

 the roof’s tent.

And that the educated eye’s sensitive sense will be delighted

Only by slats, felts, and golden ornaments.

Look, at that moment, I thought too see mentally one of these

dreamers,

Who compares his aerial web with solid nature’s eternal

carpet,

Who calls the pure healthy one sick

In order that he himself, the sick one , will be called healthy.

GOETHE

 

Got Wood

Posted in Building Materials with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2010 by Myaker

If the iron be blunt, and one do not whet the edge,

then must he put to more  stregnth,

but wisdom is profitable to direct.

Ecclesiastes 10.10

Chop, Chop, Chop ….

Posted in Building, Forestry with tags , , , , , , , on December 27, 2009 by Myaker

Practice Forestry

Solid Forest , Wharton Esherick, Song of the Broad Axe,1924

Build in Rhythm

Building , Wharton Esherick, The Song of the Broad Axe 1924

Plant trees

Beauty of Woodsmen , Wharton Esherick, The Song of the Broad Axe 1924

Weapon, shapely, naked, wan!  
Head from the mother’s bowels drawn!  
Wooded flesh and metal bone! limb only one, and lip only one!  
Gray-blue leaf by red-heat grown! helve produced from a little seed sown!  
Resting the grass amid and upon,          
To be lean’d, and to lean on

Walt Whitman

I Feel a Change Coming On

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2009 by Myaker

I speak for the trees, as the trees have no tongues.

Dr. Zeuss

Tenney Park

Tenney Park

Tenney Park

Tenney Park

Well kept road adjacent to Tenney Park

Well kept road adjacent to Tenney Park

When we spend
Stimulus

Stimulus

and build
UW Madison Home to Leopold, Muir...

UW Madison Home to Leopold, Muir...

Like this
Concrete and Steel high embodied energy

Concrete and Steel, high embodied energy

and this
Forest Products Modernization

Forest Products Modernization, concrete walls

Our Parks, Forest, Woodlands…
Look like this
Hoyt Park Madison, WI

Hoyt Park Madison, WI

Black Locust North American Weed and Most Durable Timber

Black Locust North American Weed and Most Durable Timber

White Oak

White Oak

White Oak

White Oak

Walnut

Walnut

Elm

Elm

White Oak

White Oak

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Perhaps someday we shall learn to abide by the laws of nature.Not until then will we live a happier, a purer, and a healthier life.

Jens Jensen

Carbon Contemplation

Posted in Carbon with tags , , , , on July 9, 2009 by Myaker

Sequestration

          Quantification

                       Utilization

Logs in the Yard De Forest, WI

Logs in the Yard De Forest, WI

Preservation

          Education

                     Restoration

German Timber Marking  Dodge County, WI

German Timber Marking Dodge County, WI

Appreciation

            Imagination

                       Creation

Timber Home Argyle, WI

Timber Home Argyle, WI

Forestry

Posted in Green building with tags , , on July 7, 2009 by Myaker

The Soul of a Tree

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White oak

The Song of an Axe

Oak Timber RockDale Mill 1847

Oak Timber RockDale Mill 1847

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