Monthly Archives: November 2008

Weekend Update

I got a nice mention in the Macon County News this week and I got our new curtain rod done and installed.  Yesterday we rigged up the fabric.

Window Dressing

Window Dressing

And I got a nice order from a gallery in Asheville, The Appalachian Craft Center.

And we had visitors over Thanksgiving, had a great time and ate too much.

It was a good week.

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Panthertown Valley

Unnamed Falls

Frolictown Creek Falls

Frolictown Creek Falls

We hiked around part of Panthertown Valley yesterday.  The weather was great, and we got some good pics.  Click here to see them all.

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Take a Ride Into the Past

El Mirage

El Mirage

Ry Cooder and the boys from the Old Crow Speed Shop take their bellytanker up to El Mirage dry lake for a few runs.  Click Here for a beautiful slideshow.

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Take a Ride Into the Future

Iowahawk presents the vehicle of tomorrow, the Pelosi GTxi SS/Rt Sport Edition!

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We Won

Despite some people’s (Islamic fundamentalists and Democrats) best efforts we won!

Happy Victory In Iraq Day!

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Breaking News

Man grows plant in large pot

Man grows plant in large pot

From the front page of this weeks Sylva Herald and Ruralite:

Wiley Henson of Caney Fork, above, experimented this year with growing sweet potatoes in a 12-gallon bucket. He started with one orange and one white sweet potato, which yielded five plants – three white and two orange. He then planted all five in the same bucket and kept it watered and fertilized (with slow-release 14-7-7). He harvested his bucket on Nov. 15 and was rewarded with 26 pounds of sweet potatoes.
Also on the front page this week: Tree brings down power lines.

The excitement never ends here in Jackson County.

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Eight Years Ago…

Howard Husock saw the writing on the wall.

The Clinton administration has turned the Community Reinvestment Act, a once-obscure and lightly enforced banking regulation law, into one of the most powerful mandates shaping American cities—and, as Senate Banking Committee chairman Phil Gramm memorably put it, a vast extortion scheme against the nation’s banks…

The CRA’s premise sounds unassailable: helping the poor buy and keep homes will stabilize and rebuild city neighborhoods. As enforced today, though, the law portends just the opposite, threatening to undermine the efforts of the upwardly mobile poor by saddling them with neighbors more than usually likely to depress property values by not maintaining their homes adequately or by losing them to foreclosure.

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