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The Adventures of Orin, the Traveling Moose


An Alaskan native, Orin has traveled with friends and family from Alaska to Canada and south to Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.  He has endured the sweltering heat of an Arkansas summer.  Friends enjoyed his sense of humor when they found him buried in the sand up to his neck at Myrtle Beach.


Orin is a moose of many talents.  He has worked as a network technician, a carpenter, and enjoys working with animals.  "I hope to help the deer," he says wistfully.  "They don't understand the dangers of highway travel.  I am working on an educational campaign similar to the public service announcements on TV.  Deer need to know how important it is to cross only at the marked deer crossing signs."


He never meets a stranger and makes friends everywhere he goes.  He always has good stories to tell so we have asked him to contribute some tales of his adventures, share his photo journal, and maybe give us some words of wisdom.


My Travel Journal - Trip to Wyoming


They Left the Lights On



09/08  Des Moines, IA

They Left the Lights On For Us


Wow, I didn't think we'd ever get out of the van!  Our plan was to set up in a campground tonight but we stayed on the road until dark so I suggested a motel.  This is my first stay in a Motel 6; I am pleasantly surprised!  Many other animals are here with their humans yet the place is clean and cozy.


I was just ready to get into the tub for a bubble bath - I can't believe they took this picture of me naked!





Gettin' Some Shut-Eye



09/08 Des Moines, IA

Gittin' Shut-Eye


Well, you can see from this picture I was getting pretty annoyed at my humans.  We were on the road for over 12 hours and had to get up early in the morning.  Finally, I turned out the lights and told them it was time for bed.  Then we started telling stories and got the giggles.  It was after midnight when we got to sleep.








Eight Seconds




Eight Seconds


Today, I actually road a bucking bronco.  Let me tell you, eight seconds can be a really, really long time!  It wasn't as easy as riding those mechanical bulls.  It was exciting but let me tell you, I was scared.  Think I'll stick something more tame from now on.


This picture was taken just as I thought I was going to come off - but I made it to the buzzer.






Mapping the Route




Mapping the Route


I love maps!  When I get home, I think I'll paper the garage walls with the maps from my adventures.  We were leaving South Dakota and it was hard to decide whether to take a longer, scenic route or stick to the freeway.









Picking Apples




Picking Apples


These apples looked ready.  While the others were looking about for a step ladder, I shinnied up the tree and had at least a peck already picked.  The peck I picked were perfect for pies.  Plum-dilly-icious!









Making Apple Crisp




Apple Crisp


I was able to make apple crisp for our hosts in Wyoming.  The key to a good apple crisp is using real butter and lots and lots of cinnamon.  I'm thinking I could get a spot on Rachel Ray's show or with that guy who hollers Boom or something like that.  Maybe Martha could use some tips.








Playing Skip-Bo






I taught everyone to play Skip-Bo.  It's a fun, family game we always played at home during the long Alaskan nights.  As you can see, my opponent was quite surprised by some of my plays.










Behind the Mustache




Behind Every Mustache


Behind every mustache is a cowboy!  Think I can grow a mustache like his?  Hmmm.  As you can see, I was trying a saddle at this shop.  This one seemed just a bit off-size for me so I needed to keep looking.  Afterward, we had some yummy doughnuts.








Wyarno, Wyoming Post Office




Post Office in Wyarno, Wyoming


The clerk at the Wyarno post office helped me affix postage to the many postcards I had to send to friends and family.















Orin is still copying his notes - please check back to see the rest of his travel journal entries.


With Woodland Friends


Before Sunset


Logging in Wyoming


Makin' Gumbo 


Traveling with Orin


Happily, I am so busy trying to keep this website updated, focusing on the artisans - Lis Smith, Louise Hawkins, Tina Wozniak and Susan Sherman - that I have neglected some parts of it, namely, this page and a few others.  Please excuse me; if you have any questions, feel free to call me at (740) 743-0099 or send an email to me at longtimeagofarm@yahoo.com.


In addition, having launched DonkeyHonk.com, I've been busy contacting people who provide goods and services to the people of southeast Ohio.  So, yes, I do still make the aprons, dolls and quilted items but do so by request or special order.  Thank you for your patience.  ----- Kimber




The Things We Make


Animal Patterns &

Matching Designs in Wood


 Horses, Donkeys & Mules

Detailed Woodcut :: Shire, "Naomi"

Detailed Woodcut :: Shire, "Naomi"


Alpaca & Llama

Wood Silhouette :: Llama, "Se Llama"

Wood Silhouette :: Llama, "Se Llama"



Wood Silhouette :: Miniature Schnauzer

Wood Silhouette :: Miniature Schnauzer



Homemade Soap

Homemade Soap :: All-Natural Selection

All-Natural Soap Selection


Lotion Bars

Lotion Bars :: Lotion without a Bottle!

Lotion without a Bottle!


Hand-painted Pottery

Hand-painted Mini-Dish :: Monkey Business

Mini-Dish, "Monkey Business"



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