Displaced Geek

Just a city geek and father coming to terms with being replanted in farm country

Posts Tagged ‘yard stuff

Phase Six – Paint

With fewer hands on deck, and the 10-12hour days piling up, the picture taking has mostly fallen on Gabriella, which means lots of artsy low-angle shots, but little of any substance.  Here are the only images with quantitative substance from the other day.

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Oh yeah, and while I’m planning on doing a post on the few tools I seriously cannot oversell because they’re incredible another time, I’ll just leave this here for you for now:

And if you’re curious, she’s using this: Seymour AUA2 Adjustable Auger Wood Handle, Blue

There’s still more to come…

Written by Peter

April 29, 2013 at 1700

Isla Nublar Phase Five

More pictures, yay!(?)

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Not done yet…

Written by Peter

April 27, 2013 at 1700

Isla Nublar Renamed?

If you’ve been following this recent flurry of posts, then you already know what’s going on. But I’ll catch you up anyway.

We’re converting a significant portion of (previously unused) backyard into a chicken run, and building a coop to go in it. However, as many DIY projects tend to do, it expanded significantly from what I expected during the planning stages. This is because we’re planning on defending the chickens from the hawks that live on our property, their eggs from the raccoons, foxes, opossums, etc, and the adjoining garden from The Groundhog & other garden pests.

Thus far I’ve been referring to the project as Isla Nublar, because it was mentioned to me that my fence design was more appropriate for housing raptors than chickens. (I did use the USACE bridge footing guidelines as a starting point in my design, but if you’re gonna do something, you might as well do it right, right?)

But since I was toying with the thought of making a ranch-style sign, and (Spoiler Alert?) they got off the island, I figured I ought to at least solicit some alternatives. I jotted down what came to mind, but feel free to be creative, and suggest something new!
And also remember that this is really Emma‘s project, so while the sign’s getting made, it may never be publicly displayed.

Written by Peter

April 23, 2013 at 1500

Isla Nublar Phase Four

We drafted some help over the weekend. My parents came out to watch Gabriella, & lend a hand or two. There is a distinct lack of roofing installation photos, because we threw up the first 3 panels early on before they got out, and the fourth was put up by moonlight. Which is a new trend we’re developing.

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To Be Continued…

Written by Peter

April 22, 2013 at 1700

Isla Nublar Phase Three

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And it’s still square.
To Be Continued…

Written by Peter

April 19, 2013 at 1900