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Build It Yourself

Trellis build
6 years ago

Trellis build

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, …
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Filling the Raised Box Garden beds
6 years ago

Filling the Raised Box Garden beds

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 …
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Raised Box Bed Frame Construction
6 years ago

Raised Box Bed Frame Construction

Learn to build simple wooden raised bed frames out of inexpensive lumber simple hardware and a little elbow grease!

Smoke Shack Part II – test run
7 years ago

Smoke Shack Part II – test run

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 …
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Smoke Shack Part I  – Build
7 years ago

Smoke Shack Part I – Build

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 …
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How to daisy chain and install multiple Rain Barrels
7 years ago

How to daisy chain and install multiple Rain Barrels

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 …
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Residential rain barrel installation
7 years ago

Residential rain barrel installation

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 …
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Constructing raised beds
7 years ago

Constructing raised beds

* 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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Easy Peony Supports
7 years ago

Easy Peony Supports

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 …
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