Monthly Archives: May 2017

Redoing the Brick Patio

From 2008 – 2009, a brick patio was designed.   In the design, river rocks, stepping stones, wood beams, and bricks were used.  The lumber was recycled, but after 9 years of sitting in the ground, it sunk and rotted.  It … Continue reading

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Redwood Siding

A new friend in the Ben Lomond neighborhood is redoing the siding on her vintage garage out in the forest.  The siding was going to the dump, so we decided to reuse it because we really like the natural bark … Continue reading

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Clay Pipe Planter Bed

Finally, the clay pipes were listed on craigslist.org again.  I had seen them before for sale and always wondered what to do with them.  This time, I had an insect habitat in mind.  I went to Vintage Roof Tiles in … Continue reading

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Hugelkultur

Farmhand Will Burke mentioned building a garden bed from decayed logs.  I really was intrigued, but nothing more was discussed.  I was watching a couple of permaculture videos and someone said a word, it was not clear “hubiculture.”  Hum!  I … Continue reading

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