A Lazy Sunday Cartographic Exercise

Here’s an easy bit of Home Science to be thinking about:

Start with two facts:

a.  There was an earthquake this weekend near Galesburg, MI.  Just a 4.2 but hmmm…

b.  Another weekend quake, much smaller at 3.0 occurred neat Canton, MS… still we raise an eyebrow…

The Exercise:

Load Google Earth.

Enter Canton, MS to Galesburg, MI.  Look from 20-miles up.

Find a “city of interest” geologically speaking on the driving route from Canton, Mississippi to Galesburg, Michigan.

Tired? Lazy?  Hung-over?  It is Sunday….so here’s a hint:

Google Earth rocks…and that is all, we hope.

According to the City of New Madrid website:

“From December 16, 1811 through March of 1812 there were over 2,000 earthquakes in the central Midwest, and between 6,000-10,000 earthquakes in the Bootheel of Missouri where New Madrid is located near the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.”

This weekend’s action is just a coincidence, we’re sure.  But what an interesting novel or mini-series it would make…

Reuse & Repurpose Adventures

There’s a reason that East Texas Outback types are always watching both the Materials section of Craigslist and the Free goodies.

Oilman2 spent a good chunk of the weekend loading up scrap from what was once a driving range down in the Houston area.  He ended up with 44 creosoted poles, not to mention  the netting that has been used to contain golf balls.

What are he and his crew/kids planning?

Well, with some of the poles being 40 feet (and others are short at 10 feet) they reckon it would make an easy way to keep hawks out of a 3/4 acre chicken area.  Not only will they be able to raise the chickens but they won’t have to worry about cruising hawks and owls getting free dinners. 

Like his turning used hot tubs into hydroponics, OM2 is finding lots of ways to keep his brain going while his oil industry layoffs are likely up around 120,000 here in “the recovery.”

What’s that old Depression-Era version of Positive Mental Attitude?   “Poor is a state of mind.  Broke is a bank balance.”

We enjoy OM2 because he’s one of the “richer” folks we know.

1 thought on “A Lazy Sunday Cartographic Exercise”

  1. I would like to see OM2’s hydroponic set up with the used hot tubs. We here on the Mammygized Ranch, home of “HillBilly’s Mfg CO.” (my Dad who could weld a broom handle to a Rhino’s but) spend what seems like an eternity thinking of ways to do stuff on the cheap but without it looking that way.

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