Part of the plan for the Square Foot Garden is a trellis to support tomatoes, squash and beans. This was a simple project, and was inexpensive. Made of ground stakes, … Read More
We filled the beds with equal parts (by volume) of compost (I used composted horse manure, and purchased mushroom and cow manure compost. The book (Square Foot Gardening) suggests 5 … Read More
Learn to build simple wooden raised bed frames out of inexpensive lumber simple hardware and a little elbow grease!
Last week, during the evenings I finished the functional build of the smoke shack by installing the roof and the smoke stack. I used left over shingles so that part … Read More
I’ve been wanting to build a smoke shack for quite a while – ok about a year. I want to make my own bacon and smoke sausages which will expand … Read More
Today was setting up the rain barrel system. A full 8 hours work, so I am tired and sunburned but pleased.
First we repurposed some old gutters.
Next we figured … Read More
If you want to install a single rain barrel here’s one way to do it.
I’d been planning a rain barrel for a few years without executing but I finally … Read More
* See update below* Now was time to make the beds. The plan is to make seven 3’x15′ beds separated by 2′ wide paths.
Here is the planning grid.
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As promised, and I’m sure you are on pins and needles with anticipation, we take a look at some peony supports that work quite well and take a look at … Read More
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