I sowed the first plants for this year and put them on the southward windowsill to make them germinate. I hope they thrive and give me a good yield this year.
But, looking at it and observing it for while, I like “The Backyard Rocket” much better… I deem it finished so far and waiting for action. Unfortunately, work has me again and I didn’t have a chance of firing it up and have a shot at it, but I like the outcome so far and I will put it to use as soon as I can.
Next part of the burner is done. I took great efforts to fabricate four identical (okay, almost identical) pot holders and weld them in place correctly. Eventually, it worked and I’m proud that I achieved some ugly but correct welding lines instead of lining up separate spot welds.
I sort of inherited an old fire extinguisher from the previous owner of our northern germany dwelling. Expired and last tested in 2002 it was standing in the corner mostly unnoticed, but now, after almost three years I decided to put it to use. What better afterlife use could there be for a fire extinguisher than to become a fire place 🙂
The garden year is coming to it’s end, so, since it’s still fairly warm for the end of october I decided to late-plant potatoes and garlic for next spring. Yes, it is possible to plant them in late fall and enjoy the following year as they’re very cold resistant and can be buried “in advance” so the’ve got a lead in the early next year.
I did this with garlic already and it worked beautifully, now I also wanted to try potatoes. The whole work was done in under one hour and now I’m looking forward. I will still have to cover the areas with some bark mulch though.
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So the new chickens moved in today and after an hour or so of being a little sheepish and insecure they became curious and lively, digging around, cackling and exploring their new home. We delibertely chose races that are suitable for the beginner and thus also might forgive the one or the other beginner’s mistake – we want them to be happy and thrive. We’ve got:
Last two week’s big project is finally done! I made a chicken coop in the back yard and now I’m waiting for some chickens to move in! Living in a rather rural area, I took great pains in creating an as much as possible predator-proof construction.
As the last try with the hydroponic tower system failed completely and I’m not willing to give up the idea itself, I tried a new approach. This time it’s a more standard horizontal construction, capable of holding 24 net cups in 4 “stories”. Construction was cheap and easy enough – the most time consuming thing was letting the paint dry. I’m waiting now for my seedlings to grow big enough to be placed into the tubes.
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