Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by mistawiskas, May 13, 2009.
Dont stop posting, I enjoy seeing what you are up to
Well done on getting that old pump working!
Today, I mowed the "lawn" (all 2 acres of it)
Then i raked it:
and had time left to finish the sluicebox:
all this was after wiring in 2 dedicated circuits for a friend. busy day and it's not over yet.
No way, it's fantastic! Keep it up!
You raked ALL that by hand? Dang man, I've never seen a pile that big!
Wow, don't tell me you used one of these:
Well, I cheated. I used the riding mower to blow it into long assed piles. The the wind kicked up really well. I started upwind and 'flicked the clippings with the rake and the wind piled it. then I put the mini trailer on the lawn tractor and went around picking up piles. Wind power FTW! It probably saved me two hours of raking and a half dozen blisters . The wife did a few piles the hard way and complained about the wind. I told her to use the wind, not fight it. That's free energy right there :thumbsup:;.
If i had to do all that by hand, i'd be putting beef out there lol.
As fiddy mentioned, i have alot of tools in that barn:
To clear up them backyard spook rumor: a closer view (come to think of it, that does look spookey)
im just waiting for the epic thread from whiskas where he shows us his supar creek water generator and solar array project.
oh, and updated telescope images from a non-lightpolluted sky.
Totally jealous. What a great way to live life.
Good for you, Wiskas.
Hey Moe! It woiks!!!
I spent the day just kicking back in the creek today. I let the sluice work for 6 hours while I scoured 150 yards of it with a sniping tube i made, just looking in the cracks and crevasses of the bedrock for nuggets. didn't find anything but got to get a close look at the whole creekbed on the property. Then i re-arranged some rocks so that the current wouldn't eat away any more of the bank this winter. I took the oportunity to also arrange some rocks to where the current would wash out some areas for panning later. there is color everywhere I looked and there's some to be panned out of the fines I have in the sluicebox. What a fun day!
Hope you strike it rich!
Not trying to get rich. Just trying to have some recreation.
When I move back to CA I'm going to visit you.
You'd be welcome my friend.
I had a bunch of compost rotting away and needed to mix it and chop it up. Scrounging around, i found a 900 watt, 1/2 HP electric motor, something to make a blade out of and the wife's Tony Little Gazelle exercise thingy (that had never been used in 5 years). I have a few plastic 55 gallon drums laying around and put them all together for a composter.
This is one knarley blade:
The finished product: a rich compost ready for the garden .
Speaking of "garden". It's coming along nicely.....everything is up now:
Thompson seedless grapes will become next winter's raisins:
MaxCat on the job. shortly after this pic, he caught a mouse. It was the quintessential "cat-n-mouse" thing. I LOL'd watching his antics:
You are our resident MacGyver Wiskas
I used the blue barrel as I'm partial to those because of HL2 .
BIG respect for what you're doin.
Sunflowers, mmmm. Grew 4 indoors and transplanted them to garden last weekend. Also transplanted some cosmos and Dahlias. Have managed to kill 2 sunflowers while transplanting and got a sunburnt back and neck on sunday doing it.
I am not a gardener. lol.
I composted and watered the garden yesterday and today the whole color spectrum of the leaves has changed. The difference was astounding. great to see you around my overseas brother.
yesterday i got an old 4Kw generator fired and built a cart for it so i wouldn't have to try to lug it around. Today it was all about framing in a window in the shop and putting in more shelves. should be working right now....but I believe I'll take a nap.
As mentioned in another thread. i thought it'd be cool to make my hearth out of slices of granite from boulders in the creek:
The stone is a cool silver blue granite with random fleck of gold (real):
Polished up these are going to be neat:
max waiting around for his favorite of all things: our evening walk of the creek and fenceline (when i'm outside Max goes everywhere I go... right there at my feet....kinda like a puppydawg):
The garden is doing swell so far:
Sunflowers! these are supposed to get 10' tall.
No gophers or mice in this garden; Max on patrol!
After that mouse!!
as usual awesome work. keep the pics coming.
Love the updates.
Great work, I wish I had a project like that, and some time to actually do it
Max and I walked around at dusk last night and found disturbing sign up in the orchard.
They have been known to dine on pussycats.
Then there are deer trax all over. I have to figure out where they are getting
through/over the fence. They're nipping off the new shoots on the grapes:
The deer are also putting ther hurt on the apples
It was a pretty awesome sunset. (inspired by Fiddy's sunset pix ) :
I took the camera for our reconoiter as there's been a decent buck browsings around in the evenings and I hoped to get a pic of it. No buck, so I took some digicam video of the cat:
YouTube - caturday plus 1 year 10 months
Aw, your cat looks like so much fun. Those kind of cats are so great to own.
Also, you have a wonderful looking yard.
your cat is freaking awesome....I had one that looked just like him for about 13 years.
saw this the other day, think I'll implement it when I get a shed:
YouTube - Use a 2-Liter Bottle as a 50 Watt Light Bulb lightbulb hack
Seen it. The main problem, and only one I can see, is the roof will leak during a rain. I think a bottle wall would be cool though.:
Or, a fresnel lense skylite!
youre like... the super handy man.
a bottle wall, if done right, would be neat... but also tacky and more than likely a bitch to keep clean.
I didn't have anything to do today, so i framed in the office:
Peeled back the siding to expose the beams, demolition done!
Framed and sided the space:
Mr maxcat wanted me to snap a pic of him.....he posed with his "serious" look
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