Monday, February 20, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Bits of fix up
The third try at setting up a 'greenhouse' sort of cover for my work space, to keep things relatively dry and less sloppy. I think the arched roof will succeed in not pooling up the water and crashing apart.
Finally got around to fixing up my 'ax hog log', the chopping block I use with hatchets and such. It wasn't level, and struggled with the slope of the hillside.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Kitchen Knife Handle project
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
little plaster chips and holes
Turns out having a kid is hard on a house. I'm trying to figure out how to best repair all sorts of little dings and holes and chips in my natural lime plaster and limewashed walls.
And by repair, I mean make it look like they didn't happen. I have attempted repairs in the past, and have never really been satisfied.
bathroom window and finger:
other bathroom window sill and finger:
bathroom windowsill horizontal:
spot by bathroom door that gets hit by a small stool used to bring teeth high enough to brush:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
War of the Rodents
So, here's some of the weird damage some sort of rodent is doing in our garden. These are tomatoes that have been eaten while still on the vine, leaving just the skin still attached.
Weird, right? Here you can see one that's not quite ripe yet, so it hasn't been a victim, like the one behind it:
what else is weird is these aren't down by the ground, they're about 5 or 6 feet up.
This motivates me to continue my assault on all things rodent. I'm happy to report that I got my 4th mole today, which is in addition to my twenty one (21!) gophers in 2016. Here's a product endorsement: http://cinchtraps.com/
Monday, October 03, 2016
charged up about the new system
The solar trailer is no more! Finally, the batteries, that we've had for 10 solid years, had had enough. So I got around to building a new way to hold all that extra power generation stuff. A little box behind the house:
it was a nice little puzzle to work out how to get the inverter, charge controller, fuses and connections into a tight spot without causing other problems (like overheating):
Just 4 6 volts all in one series to make a 24 volt system that works with the old inverter. Powering the chest freezer now!