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February 2011 Blog Posts (6)

My Bucket Garden!

Yesterday was a full day of installing 3 Bucket Gardens from Ted Hallet (The Garden Master).  7:00 am, I arrived at Ted's home to help load the growing medium into his  truck for the first install of the day.  We arrived at Colleen's home in East Mesa to install a 4X16 72 bag garden.  That took around 2 hours or so and then we were back to Ted's for another load of growing medium (a special sand mix) and then we were off to my home in East mesa to install 2 4X8 gardens, side by side. …


Added by Craig Jacober on February 27, 2011 at 1:30pm — 25 Comments

Weanlings Yeah

I have made it through all the firsts of my first litter.  I started weaning this weekend.  I was going to wait until next week but they have been eating and drinking so much on thier own I decided it was time.  Especially since mother rabbit made a hasty escape from them each and everytime I opened the door.  Since they have started eating even the smallest has caught up in weight and size.  So to lessen the stress of weaning on the kits I moved mother to a new cage across from them with…


Added by Treasa on February 27, 2011 at 9:52am — 6 Comments

Companion Planting

Any lists available for companion planting?

Added by Dorothy on February 24, 2011 at 4:14pm — 6 Comments

How long does it take a chicken egg to hatch?

If you're new to keeping chickens, or if you're thinking about starting a flock, then you'll no doubt want to find out everything you can about these amazing creatures. Not only will a flock of chickens supply you with gorgeously fresh eggs, but you will also have the opportunity to taste what real chicken tastes like, depending of course on your reasons for keeping chickens in the first place. A common misconception between people is that you need a rooster in order to get eggs, but of…


Added by Suzie O'Connor on February 17, 2011 at 5:35am — No Comments

Growing Cabernet Grape Vines in Scottsdale Arizona.... the adventure begins..

This blog will follow my adventure at attempting to grow 6 cabernet grape vines in my backyard in Scottsdale Arizona...  More later


Ok.. well actually this adventure started a little less than a year ago in March.  I ordered 6 - 3year old Cabernet vines from Willis Orchards.  This company so far has been great to deal with and I'd highly recommend them.

My desire is…


Added by Sharon Graves on February 15, 2011 at 8:33pm — 4 Comments

Downspout trickle charger system design

To take advantage of rain or wind, this is a miniaturized hydro-electric plant design based on 1/10th-inch of rain to an inch of rain per hour on a 2,000-square-foot roof. With a windmill the system becomes very nice for homes using PV-battery arrays to keep power coming for cloudy days, and night-time or…


Added by Tom Mallard on February 8, 2011 at 9:25pm — No Comments

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