Isabella has a barn, e-i-e-i-o

Sing with me! Good thing my carpentry is better than my singing. Today I didn’t get around to any blacksmithing, but I think I have a pretty good excuse! My pallet started looking like a barn today. I kicked around the plexi roof and after a bit of trial fitting, decided it would work quite […]

Bella’s play barn phase one.

I was offered a bunch of wood at work, pallets and a shipping crate. Once I got them home, I got to looking at that shipping crate and thought that I should make something useful out of it. Like a play house for Bella. So I started planning one. Rolling the idea around in my […]

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 […]

Recycled pallet composter

My wife started raking leaves in the back yard today. I figured that means I ought to make the composter I’ve been talking about making for a while now. I’ve accumulated 3 regular pallets and one long ‘double’ pallet in the last year. This is also a chance to use my tools. I love my […]

Phase two of the Paint Can Pocket Rocket Experiement

So yesterday, I got to play outside a bit more. I worked on my Pocket Rocket Heater some more. I tore it apart, to see where it got hot, and where it did not and to add 1 more can to complete a burn chamber. I also insulated it with perlite. I couldn’t find my […]