The Bower Bird
( A male satin Bower bird ) TOTALLY random stuff I've collected on the web and doesn't have a place in the jazz guitar, ukulele or main publishing pages on the site.
I remember seeing a this bird on TV years ago. And, it stuck with me. Some of the strangest things get into ones's long term memory. Good for Trivial Pursuit but not much more.
Just like the Bower bird that collects a variety of objects like shells, leaves, flowers, feathers, stones, berries, and even discarded plastic items. A bower's U-shaped nest, a structure of sticks and leaves can include hundreds of these objects. The bird will spend hours carefully sorting and arranging his collection, with each thing in a specific place.
All of this to attract the female Bower bird. The things we do!!!
Log Home A log home (or log house) is technically the same thing as a log cabin, a house typically made from logs that have not been milled into conventional lumber. The term log home is contemporary and preferred by most log home builders, while log cabin indicates a smaller, more rustic, log house, such as a hunting cabin in the woods.
There are twokinds of log homes: "handcrafted" and "milled" (also called "machine-profiled"), made with a log house moulder. A handcrafted log home is typically made of logs that have peeled but are otherwise essentially unchanged from their original natural appearance when they were trees. A milled or machine-profiled log home is one constructed of logs that have run through a manufacturing process to remove natural features and imperfections of the log and convert them into timbers that are consistent in size and appearance. Many handcrafted log builders do not consider milled logs a log at all, a position milled-log manufacturers disagree with.
Nice page on Log Home Styles
Be sure to read the President's rate when visiting the Khita site.
Founded in 1974, the International Log Builders' Association is a
worldwide organization dedicated to furthering the craft of
handcrafted log building, to the advancement of log builders, and to
the promotion of the highest standards of their trade.
Log Home Builders Association of North America was founded to spread
information about "true and pure" building of log homes and log
cabins. Articles about log homes, warnings about kit log homes, a log
home forums, and student log home pictures.
- Presidential Log Cabins - link
A review of log cabins lived in by former presidents of the US