OK, so they're just regular cardboard egg trays from the commercial kitchen world, and they've probably been around exactly like this for decades. BUT, they haven't been around HERE. Lynn recycled them from Shelter Valley Folk Festival, where she was last week, where they were … [Read more...] about Fantastic egg tray technology!
The outhouse updated! This Envirolet composting toilet, the deluxe AC electric model, is possibly the most unusual farm purchase I've made so far, mostly because it was quite expensive and I'm not 100% sure why I got it. With a hefty $500 off on special, it was still somewhere … [Read more...] about Outhouse deluxe
Work on the Chickenhouse has been moving along. It's not a huge job, but all of the little bits and pieces take time, including foraging through the barn and drive shed for material to recycle. Here, you can see the bottom of the new door between the main sections, for baby meat … [Read more...] about Chickenhouse progress
Surprise! I'm used to getting helpful recycling donations, like carefully saved flower pots, mesh onion bags, fruit baskets, plastic bags, even elastics, but a boatload of plants is a first. I was given about 20 each of potted heather and wintergreen, and six orchids. No idea … [Read more...] about Orchid, wintergreen, heather…
Fat bags of kinda fluffy grass-and-alfalfa mulch are the satisfying end of this little experiment (well, the real end comes next spring when we see how it does at sheltering the garlic for the winter). For this second batch, the bags are actually step 2, not part 4: I eliminated … [Read more...] about Making mulch, part 4