Tag: recycling


Simple DIY Rain Barrel

Quick, simple method for adding a spigot, overflow valve, and screen to convert a standard plastic barrel into a rain barrel.

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Peace

War never ends
as easily as it begins.
You get your hands dirty,
do what needs to be done
to stop the fighting—
flee, surrender, sign treaties,
drive out the enemy, burn every village,
hunt down every villager—whatever
is necessary. Do that and the fighting stops,
the skies clear …
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The Ballad of Old Man Bruggers

When Old Man Bruggers lost his mind
we lost utopia.
It started with his crazy war
on fecophobia.

At first he ventured subtle hints
to folks he saw in town
like "Funny how we spread manure,
but flush our dookies down!"

Beneath his breath, he muttered things
about the flow …
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Construction Started, Floor Complete!

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My apologies for the delay between updates! For the past few weeks I've been officially finished with my work for the season at Eighth Day Farm (except for thrice-weekly compost runs in the farm truck throughout the winter).

I've made quite a bit of progress on the house. I spent …

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Demolition Nearly Complete

The trailer demolition project has taken more time and energy than anticipated, but today I finally toppled the walls. Now all that remains is some wood attached around the bottom of the frame. The other big job is to sort through all the materials and figure out what to keep …

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Demolition Progressing

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Ready to roll for a day of demolition.

I've spent probably 15-20 hours on trailer demolition (perhaps "disassembly" is more accurate). At this point the interior is totally bare, and the roof and the aluminum siding are off. Now I'm just going to start unscrewing stuff and see what happens …

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Trailer Acquired

Well, the first major step in my journey is complete: I purchased a trailer. I ended up buying an old enclosed cargo trailer, which I am in the process of demolishing down to the frame. (I hope to reuse, recycle, sell, or give away most of the materials composing the …

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