Monday, April 15, 2013

House projects....

 Various projects around the house have been going on - this weekend was a little overcast but we did get a bunch done in the garden. Last week was the first week without the temps going below freezing, and it looks like this week is the same - so i'm going to try and get some veggies planted soon!

No fully finished photos unfortunately - but here are some of the deck as it is now, and the compost heaps...

The deck, mid washing - it turned from grey to brown! 

The deck, pre powerwashing
The deck, after powerwashing! Now we need to sand it and paint it to hopefully make it lasta a few more years! It's in pretty rough shape in places, but it's safe and sturdy, so if we paint and seal it, we're hoping it'll last a little longer until we can afford to start replacing it. 

We've been clearing an area behind the house for compost bins and eventually a chicken house and shed. There's a lot of small trees we've taken down, and a friend is going to come over and help us with two large trees that really need to go. Brandon build two bins from pallets we found discarded from a local lumber yard - all told this project cost $20 with the extra wood needed to strengthen them! 

We have a Pooh pile. Separated from the regular pile by a double wall of pallet and some plastic sheeting (added later), this will be for the rather large 'deposits' we seem to get from two dogs, two cats (compostable litter) and two birds (newspaper and sawdust). Once it's composted we can throw it out in the woods or around trees or ornamentals without fear of it being eaten by a certain happens now if we don't get there first...... 

And the Tigger pile. Well, I didn't want to call it Non-Pooh...:) This pile is for just kitchen waste and hopefully will make compost for the garden veggies! 

Brandon, picking up 'deposits' for the Pooh Pile. 

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