Monday, October 29, 2012


DIY Compost Tumbler

Compost Tumbler

50-gallon barrel (used for firefighting foam)
Cedar and Pressure treated scraps collected from local construction scraps
Old fence post.

I am a cheap skate and get more pleasure out of building things with found materials. Construction sites are notorious for trashing wonderful scraps. Fences are going up all over the place and this means great Cedar scraps. Spent an afternoon outside building this. It took a while because Tater made me take breaks to chase field mice that have invaded the yard (another byproduct of the local construction). Our count on field mice is...Tater with 4. Mouse Trap with 1. Hunting field mice with Tater is so much more fun then the old fashioned mouse trap and it is much more exciting. 

Man Room/Fishing Room

Been working on the man room and daydreaming about living the sporting life again. Fall is here and I find myself thinking about flushing pheasants in North Dakota and chasing bull reds in New Orleans. This room reminds me of all the great adventures we have had and all the adventures that are to come.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The New Gardens and the response to the Rabbit

The other morning, while enjoying a morning coffee on the back porch, I was shocked to find that all the freshly sprouted greens and beans had been eaten down to the ground. The Rabbit had fired the shot heard around the yard. In response to this act of aggression, a fence was placed around both gardens. The hummingbirds calmed me down as they spent the morning chasing each other off the feeders. So far the fence has kept the rabbit out.