Monday, April 25

10E2550: Carhartt Centennial 'Storm Rider'


Barely worn, unwashed 12oz denim. Carhartt's take on a Lee Storm Rider is a symphony of texture; cord, blanket lining and 'stand-up' indigo. Made in USA natch - in 1989.  #barnscore






Tuesday, April 12

10E2549: Thoreau's Legacy: A Modern Lyceum



This event is part of the Old South Meeting House Partners in Public Dialogue program.

PANELISTS:

Charles Wesley Emerson College Professor, Emerson College, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism



Ph.D., Professor of American Literature Emeritus at Harvard University and former Harvard College Dean of Undergraduate Education



Curator of Collections, Walden Woods Project's Thoreau Institute, and editor of numerous books on Thoreau and Emerson



Event will be moderated by Dr. John Kucich,
Associate Professor of English at Bridgewater State University
Editor of The Concord Saunterer

Friday, April 8

10E2548: LLBean Scotch Plaid Popover


Popover with a hint of loggerssmock. Curved hem, 3 button placket, chest pocket for lottery tickets. Portugese flannel - Goldilocks (not too thin, not too thick, etc.) Slimmish.  $35 at LLBean. Haven't taken it off in 2 weeks...



This is a much ligher recreation of winter weight pullovers from years past. No buttons down the front so they woldn't get snagged on your cross-cut saw handle. You can get these vingatey version on the 'bay for $20/30.  Heavy as hell. Serious business. Bulletproof wool.  Example below from CountyLineGeneral etsy shop.








Thursday, April 7

10E2547: Business Cards Go A Long Way...

Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford): I'm here to rent the Huey?
Colombian site owner: We don't rent it anymore, but it is for sale. $2M dollars

Ryan: Well, my pilot and I would need to take it for a test drive.
Owner: Of Course. You just have to leave a deposit.  $2M dollars.


Ryan: Will you take a company check?


Friday, April 1

10E2546: Harris Tweed Socks



"For many centuries wild and hardy sheep have roamed the Hebridean Islands [to the north-west of Scotland - ed.], their heavy wool protecting them from the elements. This wool was harvested by the islanders every summer then hand knitted into heavy sweaters and socks or woven into the cloth that became known as "Harris Tweed".

Some of this locally produced wool would have been dyed using vegetable dyes and some used in its natural uncoloured state. Following dyeing, the wool was mixed, oiled, teased and carded prior to being drawn out for spinning carried out on familiar spinning-wheels by the local crofter's wives and daughters. Today these mothers, daughters and grannies are still hand knitting traditional Hebridean Knitwear, such as these amazing socks."

This is not a joke. 30 quid a pair. Here.

Harris Tweed underwear. THAT would be a joke...

Wednesday, March 30

10E2545: Whole Larder Love | A Year of Practiculture


Rohan Anderson of the food-and-farm commentary site Whole Larder Love has released his second book; A Year of Practiculture, available now in the USA as of yday.  If you read 10e fanatically you will have seen Rohan several times before, especially to do with his last book Grow Gather Hunt Cook. 
A Year of Practiculture: Recipes for Living, Growing, Hunting & Cooking with the Seasons 
by Rohan Anderson, published by powerHouse Books. USA and Australia covers


Practiculture is a doorstop of a book. Working through the 4 seasons; planting, improving, hunting, storing and cooking all the way. 75% cookbook, 25% Good Life-musings on the food system, humans, nature and more. A lot of dry humor in there. And some sneaky rude jokes. Brutal self examination and honesty turns up too...

Accessible recipes and inspiring chat. More meat featured here than the first book it seems. AmIright? In a genius move you can enjoy this any time of year as you can start reading at your current season and work your way around. Basics covered like 'making sourdough bread' or 'pickling peppers', as well as more niche recommendations like venison.  Even I can try most of these...


I love his description as peasant or family cooking, and 'always a student'.  BTW kudos for introducing kids to much of this cooking. Again, just out yesterday. Try to find yourself a copy. Congrats Rohan!