Springtime in Georgia!

12 March 2013

I know a lot of you still have snow…but it has been over 60 and sunny here! This weekend we re-tilled the garden, got organzied and planted our first crops!

View of the Garden from the house...Do you see a problem here? I do!

Aaron thought the problem was that the truck was a little dirty. Nope, that is not the problem.

Here is the garden overview! On the right side front I planted strawberry plants. On the back side I planted green onions, carrots, radishes, red and yellow beets!

The long fence on the left will eventually be spinach, cucumbers, and spagetti squash. The two mounds in the middle are Red Bliss and Yukon Gold potatoes. The rows on the right are red and yellow onion starts.

The chickens got the last bits of swiss chard and cabbage that had overwintered in the garden.

They are sharing!

There are 8 out of the 10 enjoying their outdoor area. Kelly Taylor is in the coop being broody and the other bid red chicken is in the dust bath. We let them into this part of the yard only when we are outside to keep an eye on them.

That’s all for now! Tomorrow I will put out the broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce and cabbage I started from seed indoors.

Garage Doors

6 January 2012

The doors on my Sprinter’s new garage are functionally completed. After they are painted, there will be 4 windows across the top where the OSB and plywood is now. The opening is 11ft tall and 10ft wide. I built the hinges and the doors from scratch and they are power open and close.


6 November 2011

We didn't run the marathon but we walked about the same distance...

We forgot our tent. I guess we can't occupy Wall Street.

Battery Park and Aaron is tired of walking...


3 November 2011

The ML diesel has been replaced with something a little larger…

Coop – 98% Complete

21 June 2011

We still have a few small items to finish up but the coop is pretty much done.

We are thinking about painting some of the trim white to match the house.

7ft Tomato Cages

20 June 2011

I added another half of a cage to the top of my current tomato cages.  They are made from concrete reinforcing wire from home depot.  To keep them from tipping over each cage is now attached to a 7 ft pole driven into the ground.  Might not be great for gardeners under 6ft but I don’t have the problem :)

These Black Cherry Tomatoes are Over 8ft at This Point.

Coop Update

31 May 2011


16 May 2011

Someone is tired of digging... After the wire mesh is installed concrete will be poured in the trench to keep out predators.

Orchard Update

23 April 2011

Nectarine Tree

Using duct tape to stop the ants from eating our nectarines. Seems to be working.

Tons of Blueberries!

Blueberry Bushes

Heritage Raspberries

Pollinating the Trailing Raspberries

Trailing Raspberries

Garden Update

23 April 2011

The garden is pretty much completely planted.  Now we just switch on the irrigation and wait.

12 Tomatoes, 2 jalapenos & 1 big tomatillo


Yukon Gold and Red Pontiac Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, Green Beans & Lima Beans


Red and While Onions, Sugar Snap Peas, Beets, Radishes & Second Planting of Silver Queen Sweetcorn


First Planting of Silver Queen Sweetcorn, Broccoli, Zuchini, Summer Squash & Bell Peppers

Coop w/Roof

23 April 2011

Now that the chickens are here I really need to get to work on the coop.  The roof is on now but I still have a lot to do in the next 5 or 6 weeks before the chickens leave their home in the garage.

Chicken Coop Update

4 April 2011

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction for The Greatest Musician You’ve Probably Never Heard of

25 March 2011

Raspberry Trellis

18 March 2011

We upgraded the simple trellis we used last year to something a little more substantial. 6 posts in concrete with 3 different heights of wire crossing between all of the posts. They aren’t visible in the photos but the wires basically form a rectangle with an X in the middle between the end and middle posts. That is repeated at 2, 3.5, & 5 ft off the ground. Each wire has a turnbuckle to maintain tension.

Breaking Ground on the Chicken Coop

3 March 2011

What the Hell is He Building in There?

1 March 2011

Hydroponics - a small amount of assembly required...

Snow Day, or Week…

11 January 2011

Just What Every Home Needs…

30 December 2010

Quick Side Tables

20 December 2010

Workshop Table

25 October 2010

I built this 4ft x 6ft shop table to have a nice big surface to work on. It has big lockable caster wheels, a laminate top and integrated tracks for clamping. It turned out pretty nice but the aluminum tracks only support the top in one direction so I need to add some reinforcement under the top running perpendicular to the main tracks to keep the top really level.

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