Archive for October, 2008

Louisa Live at Fresh Salt

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Louisa just sent this MP3 of her playing with friends June McCormick, Louise Mulcahey and Isaac Alderson at a place called Fresh Salt near the circus where she has been working this fall. Enjoy.

fresh salt session by louisa bennion
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The Barn

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Last week Lee and I and Paul Larsen went to Gunnison and loaded up the stone and took it to the Manti quarry fro splitting. State Stone owns the quarry and has a hydraulic stone splitter. We are hiring State Stone to split all of the stone to 4″ thickness for Lee’s new studio/barn and for a future house.
Paul and Lee with State Stone’s guilotine.
Luis is the opperator. The guilotine generates 250 tons pressure.
Gerrardo takes the split stone from the press and Lee stacks it on pallets.
Bud Snedocor moved to Montreal and left me his dump truck to baby sit. Since it was made in 1969 I named it Wood stock. Here she is all loaded with split stone.
Joe the mason tooling the split stone to be laid up on Lee’s studio/barn.
Here is the barn so far. The down stairs will be hay storage and horse stalls on the west (right) and printmaking on the east. The whole upstairs will be a painting studio. It will be way nice for Lee. The east end of the barn is a log structure. The west will be sided with rough cut pine boards.

Climbing out of the Abyss

Monday, October 13th, 2008

I returned a week ago from the last Grand Canyon trip of the season. It was a sixteen day trip with 12 passengers. The people were all friends before the trip so there was not the usual break in period. I had a great time but did return with more aches and pains than usual. I’ll need to pay attention to getting and staying in shape over this winter. After all I am 56.
While I was gone our charter trip in the Grand Canyon continued to fill up and Lee got the deposit in to Tour West for me. We have 12 passengers on so far with room for four more. If any are interested I would recommend very quick action, ie. get hold of me now.
I have spent the past week working on the stone for Lee’s studio/barn project. It is going along slowly but well. We will move the stone from Gunnison to Manti on Friday this week and will cut it as soon after that as we can so I can start laying stone. I can’t wait.
Here are a few images I snapped in the Canyon this trip.













Listening to J.J. Cale, Any Way the Wind Blows