Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sprinkler Leak!!

Always an adventure, our old building cried out for some attention earlier this month.  Kenneth from Comfort South noticed water coming out of the ground near the loading dock at Wet Dog Glass and together with Santiago found the general direction of the flow.  It was coming from a pipe under the building and they turned it off at the valve.  It was hard to tell exactly where the leak was until we busted up the concrete and dug down about fifteen feet to find the poor old pipe, exhausted and fractured.  Luckily the split was around the circumference and not lengthwise so we were able to patch it.  Wesley Brown, the "do everything" guy in Star helped us out by supplying the clamp we needed to get the leak stopped.  (It is the shining bit of blue amidst the red clay)  Thanks Wesley!! 

After that I ordered some perfectly mixed concrete from the guys at Chandler in Biscoe and we sealed it off as good as new...well as close as we could get.  In addition to growing one hell of a yummy tomato, our resident gardener Anne Pärtna, can float concrete like a seasoned professional.  The whole ordeal was a bit of a mess, but thanks to our awesome staff and our local help, we got 'er done.

STARgarden news

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

STARgarden Blog

If you are interested in following what is happening in the STARgarden more closely, you can click on KRIIPS under the "contributors" section, then choose STARgarden. I will be posting longer entries there about what's happening in the garden!
Or look up

Anne alias Kriips

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wet Dog Glass Progress

Hello Everyone,

For those of you who don't know us yet we are Wet Dog Glass.  We manufacture some the worlds best glass art studio equipment around.  We have clients all over the world and have been in business since 1996.  Eddie & Angela Bernard are the owners of Wet Dog and moved the company from New Orleans, LA this year.  Eddie and Angela were met in Star by three new employees; Evan Morgan from Hawaii, myself Stephen Protheroe from Kansas and Mac Metz from North Carolina.  We are thrilled to be here and join the Star community. 

Wet Dog Glass, LLC is in the process of several contracts at the moment.  An on going project is the Tyler School of Art, Glass Art Department (Philadelphia, PA) aka Temple University.  This is the largest project ever tackled by Wet Dog Glass.  Since our relocation from New Orleans, LA in March of 2008 to Star, NC we have been working on building a full force staff since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  We would like to welcome Phil P.(forgive me polish... I will attempt the spelling at a later date) from Oregon, Nick Fruin from Nebraska & Megan Steljes from Kansas.  We are honored to have them join the Wet Dog crew and we look forward to growing as a group in the years to come.


How Did Our Garden Grow?

Summer is almost over... STARgarden had it's humble beginnings in early March. Seven months later we have 5 raised beds that have grown many pounds of vegetables, a heaping compost bin, one mushroom log, and a space cleared for a greenhouse (but more about that later). Here is a slideshow of how our garden grew since we started:)
Thanks to all that have pitched in to build this little jungle, and to those who have supported us in buying vegetables each week!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Fundraising Auction for North Carolina Pottery Center

Fundraising Auction of North Caroline Potter to benefit the North Carolina pottery Center
Date(S); September 28, 2008 on Sunday at 2 PM
Location; 246S. Nash St., Hillsborough NC

They will have a Foundraising Auction of North Carolina Pottery to benefit the North Carolina Pottery Center. Auction will be hosted by
Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd., featuring the legendary collection of Art Ware pottery of Dr. Everette James, as well as Catawba Valley pottery, Eastern Piedmont salt-glaze, and other Art Ware pots donated by many well-known collectors and potters from across the state.