Hey all, Long time, no post. Lots of changes at Casa de Hotel. New kid. New job assignment. New blog. Yeah, new blog. I’m sure most of you have figured out that I’ve been writing up a storm at www.tinyhomesteaders.com. I haven’t lost my love for The Axe, just shifted the focus a bit. [...]
Got some bumper stickers for sale. These will fund upcoming projects for the blog. Hope you like them! Stop by our Etsy store and buy one! M.O.H.
Well, you’ve probably figured it out, but we’re on a bit of a hiatus. I’m not sure when or if I’ll be back, which sounds a little dramatic in print, but it really isn’t. The summer is busy and time is slim. Most of my outdoor stuff is done in the fall and winter. [...]
A mother bear and two cubs wandered into my observation area last Saturday. Mom came into the yard to check out the different smells. The cubs stayed up on the hill. They certainly do look like a handful. When the sow figured out that I was [...]
If you’re thinking about taking any sort of bushcraft skills course, I have to recommend that you check out Jack Mountain Bushcraft. Last fall, me, Carl and Uncle Bern had a chance to tour the field school in Masardis, Maine. Tim Smith gave us a great tour of the school. It was completely inspiring. I’m [...]
I love this video. There is nothing better than a tradesman who loves his trade. If you like this video, look up (and follow!) @skeeternyc on twitter. Food, Curated.
Disston saws have been around for a long time. The saw pictured above is held in the Disston Institute collection and was manufactured in 1845. The original Disston family immigrated here from England (where saws looked exactly like this) and owned and managed the Disston plant in Philadelphia from 1840 until the family sold [...]
Today in the News: Our Etsy store is doing a nice amount of business. I’ve decided to offer all Sharpened Axe readers a discount code in case you see anything you like. When it asks for a coupon code, simply enter my name (Mike Oscar Hotel) and you will receive 15% off of everything in [...]
Issy, our doe Angora rabbit recently had kits. Of course, she waited until the only 30 degree day in May. When I found the litter, five were dead. They had crawled out of the nest and frozen to death. In all, there were nine. Here are the babes. They look like baby mice [...]
Today in the News: Just to clarify, I’m down to posting once or twice a week during the summer. I figure most people are out and about and hopefully not on the internet as much when the weather is nice. We will resume with our three posts per week schedule sometime in September. Bear [...]