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Branding Iron

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve got my own branding iron! My logo, heatable and carved in brass!

It’s these guys who are making them and they’re really very supportive and customer-oriented! I’ve got the simple version that has to be heated externally (e.g. with a gas torch), but they also sell electrically self-heated irons as well.


“Shotgun Fruiting Chamber”

In order to assist my mushroom bags a little in growing I made this so-called “Shotgun Fruiting Chamber” that I stumbled upon here. It’s an easy concept, but afaics it makes perfect sense so I’m going to try it.


Wooden Viking Chair

In winter I planned to make a viking style chair for the northern germany garden. Now, by chance, we’ve got a very pretty wooden bench and I don’t need another chair anymore. Which doesn’t keep me from building it nonetheless and give it away as a present to a friend of mine who is much into viking lore anyway.


Mushroom Cultivation Bags

German TV can be a cornucopia of documentaries. Of course: Hitler. Up and down. I can’t stand that guy anymore, just because of his omnipresence. This is presumably the most reliable way to prevent something like this from ever happening again – grinding people’s last nerves with it 🙂

But also interesting stuff! Like for example on professional mushroom growing in an old airforce aircraft shelter. Made me try some cultivation bags on my own again, as I found a left over box of store-bought mycelium in the shed. I didn’t have a clue if it was still any good, but it was worth the try and as usual, I had a little fun.


White Chili…

 
…on the new pot belly stove, summer 2022. For the recipe click here.


Another Pot Belly Stove

… aka “Backyard Rocket“, aka “Wok-Station” – this time for my sister in law. Also made from an old fire extinguisher, just a little smaller than the last one. Perfect for the patio, for use as a heater or as an outdoor cooking station. It was another fun and not too complex project, I hope she’ll like it.

(And yes, my welding game needs training…)


Oven-baked Baby Back Ribs

Since a long time I finally made myself some baby back ribs in the oven again. Seasoned with my favourite dry rub, they’re ultra-tender, fall-off-the-bone and veeery delicious!

This is seriously good shit, a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. See my well-proven recipe here.


Sunbathing

 
My lovely Lady of the House enjoying the morning sunrays in her favourite flower bed 🙂


Summer Dinner

Yesterday’s Spaghetti “Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino” (following my old recipe) with a side of garlicky, buttery oven roasted green asparagus. This is easy:


Greenhouse Drip Irrigation

I had the time to build a drip irrigation system for the greenhouse! Luckily, we decided to install a lead-through for water and electricity when building the foundations, thus it was as simple as it looks. Consisting of a soaker hose (like so, DE) fastened to the ground with simple tent stakes and hooked up to to a homemade inside water tap contraption made from common hardware store components.


 

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