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DIY Birdhouse Plans: Printable Download

DIY Birdhouse Plans

It’s a real pleasure putting the last fence board up. Step back to admire the beautiful piece of art that your fence now is. You built this! Ah, but now notice that large pile of scrap fence board ends. How can you utilize those scrap ends to make something useful and fun? Build a birdhouse! Now all you need are these DIY Birdhouse Plans. Continue reading DIY Birdhouse Plans: Printable Download

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Bunyip Water Level DIY Build

DIY Build: Bunyip Water Level

What is a water level? I guess first before going into that we need to understand a few things about water.

Water finds it’s own level.

If you think about the edge of a calm lake. It’s like a big bowl. All the way around the lake where the waters edge meets land is level. That is a contour line. If you find a way to mark that line, then drain the lake that marked line would be a level contour line in the landscape.

Bunyip Water Level
Water finds it’s own level. The edges of a lake are all the same level. They form a contour line.

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Propagate Fig Trees: How To and Why

 How to Propagate Fig Trees

Let me first say that I’m not the Fig Tree expert. My neighbor has been a Master Gardener for a very long time. He has planted thousands of plants. He has a bit of knowledge to share and I’m ready to learn. On his property there are several varieties of Figs. When I offered that I wanted to start some Figs, my neighbor graciously allowed me to take some cuttings. He also shared how he used to propagate them when he worked at the Botanical Gardens. They would put cuttings in Perlite alone and claimed Continue reading Propagate Fig Trees: How To and Why

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Make Compost Seed Starting Soil

Before I begin with How To Make Compost Seed Starting Soil , let me tell you why I need to talk about it in the first place.

If you would like to watch the video about this project scroll to the bottom of the blog post or go to my YouTube channel.

I have tried on several occasions to grow Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts from seed by direct sowing them in the garden beds.  Every time the Pill Bugs attack my young sprouts and eat them all up before they get a chance to grow.

There was a suggestion made by my beautiful bride to start some in pots then transplant them in the garden after they get a little bigger so they stand a better chance against those aggressive little buggers. Well, that’s brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that? Continue reading Make Compost Seed Starting Soil

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Pet Turtle Pond With DIY Filter

Pet Turtle Pond With DIY Filter
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We have a turtle that someone gave to us for a pet. We call her Carlita.

Carlita came to us in a 10 gallon glass aquarium. She seemed very cramped in that after a while so we moved her into a blue kiddie pool. The kiddie pool was big enough, sure… but it was a pain to clean since we didn’t have any kind of filtration. Continue reading Pet Turtle Pond With DIY Filter

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