Friday 31 July 2009
By Coleman on Friday 31 July 2009, 11:23
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
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
By Coleman on Thursday 23 July 2009, 07:58 - Yard Work
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
By Coleman on Friday 10 July 2009, 13:06 - Home Improvement
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
Wednesday 1 July 2009
By Coleman on Wednesday 1 July 2009, 12:53
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
By Coleman on Friday 5 June 2009, 07:55 - Yard Work
Block sun for the garden, so they have to go. Too bad they take my elbows
Sunday 31 May 2009
By Coleman on Sunday 31 May 2009, 06:38 - Website Work
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
By Coleman on Saturday 30 May 2009, 13:51 - Website Work
Do I use excerpts or not, not sure.
Friday 29 May 2009
By Coleman on Friday 29 May 2009, 09:06 - Farming (is work)
Yard work is hard on the elbows
Thursday 28 May 2009
By Coleman on Thursday 28 May 2009, 13:20 - Website Work
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.
By Coleman on Thursday 28 May 2009, 06:25 - Farming (is work)
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
By Coleman on Wednesday 27 May 2009, 10:45 - Farming (is work)
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
By Coleman on Tuesday 26 May 2009, 22:25 - Wikipedia Research
I'm not sure I would have been able to do that. That dude and his
buddies were bad arses.
Monday 25 May 2009
By Coleman on Monday 25 May 2009, 22:18 - Website Work
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