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Friday 31 July 2009

Build a fence

Build a fence, it's easy and cheap. Ok will not cheap if you think about the point is to save a few bucks on store bought vegetables but cheap-ish. You need a25 - 30 inch metal fence, 2 x 8 the length of the perimeter of the fence and a staple gun.

Dig a trench around the garden (farm) and place the 2x8 in it. The trench should be about 6 - 10 inches deep. staple the bottom of the fence to garden side top edge the wood with the staple gun, so it stands on it's own. Now bury the bottom 4-6 inches of the fence.

The wood will keep the woodland critters from digging under the fence.

If you have hungry deer... you are SOL.

Thursday 23 July 2009

Wheel Barrels

Barrels, with Wheels on them. Man is it hard to do a lot of dirt moving without on. One shovel load at a time, walking a 100 feet each way is just plain time consuming and well seems unproductive. I'm not asking for a front end loader here Lord, just a Wheel barrel.

Friday 10 July 2009

Architect vs. Engineer the lost stapler.

Architect a stapler that can't be lost, or Engineer one with an thumb tack and a used staple.

So I couldn't find my stapler, I have one but I keep misplacing it. I needed to solve this problem because I need to staple something right away. An Architect would design a new stapler that's harder (if not impossible) to lose, mounting it to the desk or something. And engineer, like me, takes a staple out of a bunch of recycled paper, a thumb tack and staples the new pages together by hand. The purpose of an engineer is to solve the problem at hand, not to solve other more complicated problems because they are related to the problem at hand. Sure, be an architect when it's needed, but be the engineer every time else.

Wednesday 1 July 2009

Vegitables vs. Woodland creatures

So woodland creatures are cute and fun till you start a garden and they eat it all. This isn't the last post about this subject I assure you.

Friday 5 June 2009

Tree limbs

Block sun for the garden, so they have to go. Too bad they take my elbows with them.

Sunday 31 May 2009

CNAMES

Generally I consider myself a patent person, in most respects I can easily chill out. However the CNAMES, A records and other DNS fun really puts me to the test. It's the 3 - 24 hours it takes to go through. If it was always 24 hours then it would be easier, but after about 4 you start testing the waters, with of course no love.

Saturday 30 May 2009

The Use of Excerpts

Do I use excerpts or not, not sure.

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Friday 29 May 2009

Elbows are my Achilles heel

Yard work is hard on the elbows

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Thursday 28 May 2009

French Free

I like french, read and speak a little. My uncle is a professor in France. However when my wdairy home page was still in the default french after messing with it for about a week I was kind of annoying. Not sure if it was a DNS issues or a cache somewhere but I fixed it. How you ask, same why I fix all computer issues, but messing around with it till it isn't broken anymore.

Sun light

Turns out the tops of tree and large branches block it and you have to do considerable work to "let the sun shine in." It also turns out you can't grow crops (vegetables) in the shade. I now see why people use chain saws, the manual saw and branch clippers are slow and hurt my elbows.

Wednesday 27 May 2009

Farming

I've been working on planting a 150" by 180" garden for about a month. Turns out there is great dirt under a very large and ugly bush that used to be in my yard. It's gone now, and so are about 5 man days of my life removing all the roots and turning the soil over. But the garden look pretty sweet. If I do say so myself... looks pretty sweet. See I told you.

Tuesday 26 May 2009

Let's roll

I'm not sure I would have been able to do that. That dude and his buddies were bad arses.

Monday 25 May 2009

Welcome to blog.colemanparker.org

Well I've dived right into to this great inter-web these days. Experimenting with all sorts of things. Blogs, websites, google products. It's a great age to be unemployed.