Doing MUCH better with ragweed allergies to the point that, as long as i stay far away from the plants themselves, i can spend considerable time outside without effects and even without taking meds. Almost back to health.
So, during this transition, i’ve taken the task of dragging all our bits and pieces of feedbunks together and making a plan to repair and rebuild to the extent of my ability and with no other expense except labour and reasonable amount of time.
Thankfully, I’ve accomplished quite a lot despite being inside most of the days. I did mess up by mowing a small bit of tall lawn after my recip cows had grazed a spot about as short as they were going to. Yeah, i was pretty shut down the next day. My bad.
I had posted on facebook about building what The Seed Guy calls a lasagne bed. By that he means to layer brown and green compostable stuff to build soil for next spring’s garden. I scrounged around for a couple of 16 ft boards and cut a couple of 2 ft boards and lag screwed the four pieces into a long box. Yes, i know that a 4 by 16 foot bed would be more efficient, but as you can see from my photo, i can only reasonable access two feet because of its proximaty to the propane tank. Plus, this is plenty big for me; i don’t particularly like to garden and i’m not good at it at all. But, I like a particular variety of heirloom tomato and my Asian long pole green beans. I might throw in a few lettuce and spinach seeds early in the season.
Also, managed to defrost and clean out the freezer amongst a host of other tasks.
Starts at sundown and goes until tomorrow at sundown. A shabbat.
Last summer, we took down the old horse barn behind our house and salvaged as much lumber as possible. Built in 1899, it had far outlived its usefulness and had become, not only an eyesore, but unsafe as well. Jeff McCotter used some of the planks and timbers to build a stunning platform bed, as well as, these beautiful picture frames. I finally got around to taking some old glass to Hometown Hardware and having glass cut for them, then i finally ordered and received the frame turn buttons to hold the photos in and the hangers, then finally cut foam board pieces for backing. Then FINALLY, this morning, assembled the whole affair. If you had frames made like i did, would you want them to come back with glass, backing, turn buttons and hanger already installed? or would you prefer gathering the materials and doing those parts yourself?