these wings were made for flappin',
and that's just what they'll do,
now these peeps are gonna peck all over
I've finally got around to writing up my notes from a talk I attended a couple of weeks ago on a cut flower garden! http://www.gwenfarsgarden.info/2019/03/a-cut-flower-garden-few-notes-from-talk.html
house shit Show more
I hate dealing with contractors. I got 3 wildly different quotes for fixing my gravel driveway. the guy I liked talking to best gave me a quote that was by far the most expensive. another one gave me a price so far below the other 2 that I am skeptical of the quality of work. I guess I can just go with that old "pick the middle price" advice...
the riff at the end of Rosemary by Deftones always gets me. it just comes out of nowhere. the whole song is great, but skip to 5:00 for a very heavy riff.
chicken coop planning Show more
I began drawing up a to-scale plan for a chicken coop last night. I'm not yet sure exactly where to put it, though I have narrowed the possibilities down a lot. following permaculture principles I'm hoping to "stack functions" by planting a pear tree to shade the coop and provide tasty fruit, and comfrey for nutrient accumulation that can be cut periodically to feed to the chickens or mulch the tree. need to think this through more and take some real site measurements.
today I discovered the first of the non-bulb plants sending up new growth and I am very excited. this is the bud of a fuki plant. the bud is edible, as is the stalk, and they are used in some japanese dishes. it is perennial and grows massive (2-3 ft) leaves and loves wet, shady sites. I planted this as a bare root crown in the fall next to a downspout on the shady east side of my house where not many other plants will thrive. I think nature is telling me I chose a good location.
I don't know why but I'm having a hell of a time finding cheap windows for use in a shed/barn/coop. neither Lowes nor Home Depot have anything. Tractor Supply doesn't sell windows of any kind that I can tell. Menard's, a mid-west Home Depot-like store, has super cheap windows that are perfect but they aren't available to buy online so if I want them I need to drive to Ohio. I'm thiiiiis close to going down the rabbit hole of making my own.
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