Cluckingham Palace made a brief reapearance in the workshop to have a  water tank and chicken watering system attached. The tank is enclosed in a new covered shelf attached to the end of the coop facing the camera. The PVC pipes will carry water from the tank to a series of “chicken nipples” that the chickens can drink from. 

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S110
  2. Aperture: f/2.5
  3. Exposure: 1/30th
  4. Focal Length: 24mm

Marty and his friend, Alyzza, turned the Finishing Room into a living room set for a couple of @Hombre_McSteez animations, which you can see here and here.

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S110
  2. Aperture: f/2.2
  3. Exposure: 1/30th
  4. Focal Length: 24mm
"Just because you CAN’T determine the right MVP, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Just remember time will reveal your errors. Eventually."
— Alan Cooper

Art installation at the Oliver Ranch in Geyserville CA.

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S110
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/400th
  4. Focal Length: 50mm

The old Northwestern Pacific rails in Geyserville haven’t been used in ages. Sad, and shortsighted.

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S110
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/1000th
  4. Focal Length: 28mm
  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S110
  2. Aperture: f/2.8
  3. Exposure: 1/1250th
  4. Focal Length: 28mm
"Complex systems are near impossible to understand. Almost all software is a part of a complex system. How can you understand the context?"
— Alan Cooper

Progress on the Tall Barn model is slow but steady.

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S110
  2. Aperture: f/3.2
  3. Exposure: 1/30th
  4. Focal Length: 24mm

One of the extras from “Mehwhoop" sits in the kitchen awaiting his summons to the set.

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S110
  2. Aperture: f/2
  3. Exposure: 1/30th
  4. Focal Length: 24mm

The final episode of “Mehwhoop, the Lost Stringbean,” was videoed at the Ranch, and everyone helped Marty make props.

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S110
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/30th
  4. Focal Length: 28mm
"I’ve been married to a communist and a fascist, and neither would take out the garbage."
— Zsa Zsa  Gabor 
Ranch textures are rich and warm and soothing to look at. Ranch textures are rich and warm and soothing to look at.

Ranch textures are rich and warm and soothing to look at.

Sunset along the top of the ridge.

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S110
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/400th
  4. Focal Length: 50mm

Fence, sheep, tree.

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S110
  2. Aperture: f/5.9
  3. Exposure: 1/500th
  4. Focal Length: 122mm
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