Just a few photos from today…

Just a few photos from today… In album May 28, 2012 (6 photos) A sun shade for her pool. Using the chair to prop it up was clever I think. She had just poured a bucket of water over her head and dropped the bucket from the shock of the cold water. The Fox River […]

Plastic for my 3d printer, and how long it lasts.

The 3d printer kit I ordered can print several types of plastic. The 2 that are currently frequently used are ABS and PLA. PLA is a biodegradable plastic made from corn starch (http://www.cupdepot.com/PLA-FAQ.htm). ABS is a plastic that is food safe and ok to use in aquariums and such. PLA is also food safe but […]

Aquaponics Store Idea

I’ve been looking at all the empty storefronts on main street Dundee on my way to work lately. I’ve been imagining having my own store front in one of those. I’d sell Aquaponics stuff. Ready made sets from tiny little things for apartment kitchens to fairly large backyard setups. I’d sell all the various parts, […]

Sub Irrigated Planter (SIP)

Tonight I made a sub irrigated planter. These are pots that hold water under the dirt and let the pot get watered from the bottom up. Supposedly this gives you better roots as they grow deep, towards the water as opposed to staying near the top. I built mine using recycled ‘stuff’. The pot is […]

Rain Garden, Hugelkulture & Terra Petra garden mashup

Today I dug up a bit of my front yard to build a rain garden of sorts. There looks to be a drainage gully leading from the front of the house to the street. I dug a dike 1 lawn mower width from the corner of my driveway and sidewalk. Gotta make the chores as […]