Wednesday, June 26, 2013

what a difference 7 years makes

I was having fun going through some old photos the other day and ran across one of the main garden area from early 2006.
Here is the one I took yesterday from about the same place.
What a difference a few years makes!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

garden update

A video of some of the gardens. I somehow managed to omit an entire section but didn't realize it until  it was uploaded.  We have pretty much got everything planted and things are really starting to grow. We are hoping for  a good  season!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

growin tool handles or an implement tree

  All homestead have implements of destruction  with broken handles. More  often than  not it is easier and as cheap to simply buy a new one  which leaves us all with a pile of  perfectly usable if they had a handle implements. We are no different and found ourselves with this nice assortment which we burned the old handles out of.





  Many years ago we ran across a web page  that showed an ol feller growing his own tool handles and we thought how cool, one day we are gonna do that.  Finally this year, the trees we had coppiced, for another  experiment, were ready to fit  the implements on and attempt to grow our own handles.   Who knows if it will actually work, how long it will take, or if the handles will be straight enough to   use. In the mean time, they implement trees will look   neat and be a conversation piece.