Thursday, March 31, 2016

Holes in Things

So, someone keeps biting holes in my veg oil containers.  the dog? raccoons? 

It's not like it's just sitting around. I have it up on a tower...

And then I discovered that this PVC pipe just unglued itself.   I suspect that there was some amount of tension on the pipe further down the hill, and for whatever reason, it just came undone.   The sad part is that it means we lost 5000 gallons of stored rainwater when it failed. Bummer.  It will probably not rain another 4 inches yet this year to replace that.   
I've easily let another 10,000 gallons go off into the woods because these tanks were full early in the season.  It'd have been nice if this pipe had failed earlier in the rainy season, if it was going to fail. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Cooked and Frozen

Miner's Lettuce, formerly two baskets full, scalded and vacuum-sealed.  

Spinach replacement for next fall.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


The local lettuce, Claytonia perfoliata, miner's lettuce, 
seems to really like our terraced garden with raised beds and containers. 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

This year's Greenhouse

all the regular stuff getting going: tomatoes, peppers, squashes, pumpkins... 

Cabin shower pan getting in place

Actually, kind of happy about this progress.  It needed to be up so the drain trap will fit.