Monday, October 31, 2011

New letterboxers

I've had some reports recently from several new letterboxers in the Columbia area about the status of my letterboxes. It seems that most are still intact and in good shape. I am quite pleased that many of them have been in the wild for 5-7 years. Now that the summer heat has died down, it might be a good time to think about a Gathering...I know several local folks are itnerested...the trick is just picking a place, a time a theme and getting the word out (perhaps in November, a Thanksgiving theme? or a Yule party in December?) It would be a great way to maintain Columbia's tradition of letterbox survival due to proper re-hideation (thanks to Lnd-Crzr for coining that word).


New use for carving tools

I was carving jack-0-lanterns with those cheap little saws that come with pumpkin carving kits and was thinking,,,geez, I wish had some better carving tools.
and then it hit me...I have an entire arsenal of carving tools for stamps....pumpkins are soft enough that it should work on them just fine.

I manage to carve out quite a nice pumpkin this year using those tools. Will post pics as soon as I've had a chance to download them.

I would love to see pics of other people's pumpkin carves this year!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Boxing again!

I took advantage of the beautiful weather and headed out for a while today. Took a new trail buddy along. We started at the Mid-Mo Hicthchiker Hostel to drop a HH from Wisconsin. Picked up a new one. Boy, it's still pretty overgrown out there. More skeeters than I expected this time of year. Next we headed to Capen Park and had some success there. I think Forget Me Not is gone. We did look around at some suspicious piles of rocks at the foot of some trees and found a box without clues! It was a lot of fun to be out today. If you haven't been out for a long time, give it a try! It's as much fun as you remembered!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The little box that could

The rash of emails from new boxers and  the story about letterboxing in Columbia Homes rekindled my interest in our sport this month.  I've decided to check the condition of my stable of neglected boxes.  Tonight I stopped at Saarinen Microletterbox with low expectations.  It is, after all, in a very public place.

To my amazement, it was not only there but in fairly good shape.  The book was wet but in one piece and the stamp was still in its felt case.

That little box has done me in.  I've got the bug again.  I'll repair and replace the box and make the rounds of the others. ( It's been so long I'll have to read my own clues to find them, I'm afraid.)  I'm also in for Ron's suggested late summer gathering.

By the way, I spruced up the site a bit.  Let me know if the design works for you.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Letterboxes up for adoption; free LB supplies

I will be moving from Columbia, Missouri and re-locating to the state of Washington in early July. If anyone in the area wants to adopt any of my boxes, please let me know: Please respond only if you have already found the box(es) you wish to adopt, and if you live in Columbia or within an easy driving distance of Columbia. I will also likely have some letterboxing supplies to donate as I am trying to reduce the number of items I will have to move (it's cheaper to re-stock than take it all with me). --Fox-fyr