[Homestead] Work update
eureka at hctc.net
eureka at hctc.net
Mon Nov 3 12:19:08 EST 2008
One of the gardeners in our Healthy Harvest group stacks
tires and plants his potatoes, and throws on another tire
and adds soil as they grow. I thought this was
On Mon, 03 Nov 2008 00:44:05 -0500
EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> This was a productive weekend. I spent a few days
>cutting the sidewalls
> off a bunch of tires. I think I have 23 tires in all.
> First, I used a
> hole saw to drill a hole near the tread, then I used a
>sawzall to cut
> off the sidewall. All I have left to do is to cut the
>tread and screw
> them together. This is a project that has been on my to
>do list for
> quite a while, maybe three years. I want to use the
>tread as an edging
> in the garden area. It should help with erosion as
>well-a silt fence of
> Today, I burned the other brush pile. It is still
>going, but I've been
> checking it and there is only about one log left to burn
>on the coals.
> We took the opportunity to roast some marshmallows
>again..that was fun.
> Ron has had so much energy from two good nights of
>sleep that he has
> been cleaning up his shop and making assorted things
>with the scrap
> wood. He's made 3 or 4 birdhouses and will be making
> boards, whirlygigs, and other stuff. He's trying to
>clear up the
> clutter to make room for a toybox for little JRose.
> We also got more wood this weekend. I'm going to get
>Ron to carve out a
> mortar with the chainsaw and then finish working it with
>a small fire in
> the depression. I still have a chainsaw fear and I'm
>just not that
> good/precise with it. I'll use this to dehull the rice,
>and maybe later
> grind some acorns.
> I just came back from checking the fire again...I saw a
> meteor, probably a Taurid, streak from east to west. It
>is a beautiful
> The chicks have doubled in size. Tomorrow, hopefully, I
>will be able to
> get an incubator and start incubating some eggs.
> The next couple of jobs are as follows:
> Dig up a 15 foot line of monkeygrass, divide it, and
>transplant it to a
> new area.
>Finish removing metal from primary burn pile and create a
> area there. I'm about 75% done with that project.
>Fence repair that I still have not finished, less than
>20% done so far.
> Pickup more black walnuts. I cracked one of the ones I
>collected a week
> or so ago and it was really good! I'm not going to
>waste the others.
>Find additional water collection equipment and hopefully
> for rice paddy. If I can't find a pool, I might use a
>couple of rolls
> of metal flashing that my folks found on the side of the
> ..not sure exactly what I will be doing yet.
> Order Paulownias and trees for front pasture. Install a
> separation fence to protect area from mowing and acquire
>flags to mark
> tree locations so that friend with auger can dig holes(a
> agreement-they borrow the woodsplitter, I get my
>Finish garden planning.
> “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger.
>Anger leads to
> hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
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