Wednesday Working – Caged Garden

We made a little progress on the caged garden this weekend.  Now it has irrigation and a pavers:

Water pipes installed and paved paths down.

Water pipes installed and paved paths down.

And the shadow on the wall is me proving once again I am clueless as a photographer.

There will be three rows of planter boxes with two paths between them.  I dug a shallow trench for the pipes and connected that to the main irrigation valves so this area will be controlled by the water timer system.  On top of each pipe is an eight port drip head.  Each port will connect to a 1/4 inch drip line that will provide water to the plants.  We live in the land of the drought so water has to be carefully rationed.

Irrigation pipes are centered on the rows where the planter boxes will go.

Irrigation pipes are centered on the rows where the planter boxes will go.

This weekend I’ll build doors for the cage.  We have two planter boxes to move in and I have a bunch of wood to make more.  We’ll start with nine boxes and see how it goes.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,
Andrew

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Making Things

I made this.
With my hands,
mind and
heart.

A pile of stuff,
a box of tools
and the thought
what could this be?

Hands move tools.
Wood falls away,
as a shape slowly takes form.
Filling desire in the soul.

These gifts,
hands and eyes,
heart and mind,
build a world of wonder.

With stroke of the hammer,
with turn of the screw,
with cut of the saw,
I am filled with satisfying sawdust.

Stardust,
left by our maker.
For us to build,
a stair to the stars.


Till next week,
Andrew

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Friday Wisdom – Taxes and Fines

I have learned to be at one with my duality.

More wisdom next Friday,
Andrew

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Wednesday Advice – Borrowing

Always borrow money from pessimists.

They don’t expect to get it back.


Not much in the workshop this week so just some advice today.
Andrew

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