Thursday, June 23, 2011

Crafting in the field

Yesterday I crafted.

Now, before you get all excited, wondering “How on earth does that Mara have time to complete field work AND craft?!” please be aware that I have seamlessly combined the two activities.

You see, I am working on these little guys

Which includes putting up little cameras to spy on their every move. These cameras are powered by big ass batteries that require superior strength to transport and set-up.

The batteries are changed about every four days, so in the meantime are in great danger of battery predators: namely, curious cattle.

Sometimes the cows feel like chewing on the cords, other times they like nothing better than giving the battery system a good kick. Basically, they enjoy creating holes in our data set.
We do have some beautiful cattle guards waiting around for me to pick up, but until that happens, I created the below masterpiece by lugging around various logs and sticks and placing them in pokey positions.


Ain’t she a beaut? I like to think so.


  1. I like your style of crafting Mara!

    Also, do I have to do something so I can post or is this open to anyone? I actually have a craft I'd like to tell you all about (I know, it's unexpected coming from me, but wait till you see what I've got in mind....)

  2. Well, my craft was WORTHLESS! The cows got to it and chewed thru our cords. :-( Email Kim Ong--she can add you as an author.

  3. I LOVE ugly baby birds. You are an amazing crafter, although I was expecting a knitted sweater or something based on you title. Ha! I can't wait to see you this weekend.

  4. After vacationing in China - I totally approve of the peace sign while getting your photo taken. Essential to properly capturing the moment! :)

    That's some functional crafting my friend. i dig it.