Okay… here’s why I was so excited about the crib! I’m going to use the sides in my garden for my beans and my peas!!! It will look good, support them and it was free! I’d like another one too… I’ll be keeping my eye out for one. The headboard I’m going to use as a cucumber slanted bed… something the vines can lay on and around and the cukes can hang down through the slates and such. (I saw one at Gardener’s Supply but it was metal and cost like $50! Mine is freeee!!!)
First I got these long skinny fiberglass poles at the Tractor Supply Store. A mere $1 each. They are pretty long. We hammered them down deep to give the slat side a good place to anchor to.
Then we dug out the bed a bit to lower the slat side into the dirt, to help anchor it good.
Then we used a couple sturdy little tie wraps to attach the sides to the poles. Just a good couple here and there. Tie wraps are just awesome…. handy little dudes, no doubt.
Now once the peas and beans start growing up this… I might take a little copper wire and weave it in and through the slats here and there to give a little something extra for the pea tendrils to grab ahold of. But then if they do a good job climbing up on their own… I might just let them be! I think it looks neat… and it’s re-purposing, which I like… and I think it looks nicer than say just a piece of wirefence and all. We’ll have to see how it works through the season and all.
Jack the cat approves of this new project here at the moby homestead….
Day Three…. Fort Maggie gets shingles!
Well, they were working on the roof… put up felt paper and then shingles… it’s looking better and better!
Gypsy spent the day watching and she approves of the building so far.
She got her own little livestock metal bucket from the Tractor Supply Store! Oh how I love the Tractor Supply Store…. so many cool things.
And they have chickie babies!!!! OOOOOhhhhh…. I would love chickies!
I’m now a Session Musician!
I got a standing gig now for all banjo for Ike LaFontaine’s studio work! (g) At least I hope I’m the only banjo player that gets to help out!
I got to lay down some tracks for Paula for her new gospel CD that she’s recording… Nice lady! And some good stuff…. it’s not quite bluegrass… but it’s pretty cool stuff. Rob is going in next week to lay down some sweet mandolin work for her and Jeff’s going to slap a little doghouse for a number or two and make it just right… a touch of grass!
Ike is still moving in and getting comfy with his new digs… he’s adding comments on his Facebook site about having his first banjo recording in the studio!! How cool… Paula is hanging out and that dead dog in the middle is Jasmine…
Jaz is just a big old puddle of doggie love….
Isn’t that one purdy banjo? It was so nice looking in the sunshine… it was so nice out today!!! And guess what??? I got done picking and Rob texted me that Erin and Tim had their baby right then!!! First he said she was in labor and then a little bit later, he’s shooting me a picture of the little sweet thang! Olivia Irene Kilburn!! A new little Deepwater fan!!! Yeah! (g) We’re all so excited! Babies in the band family! Wonderful!
Back to work…. gotta get this done for Paula! Can’t wait to come back and play around with our stuff… Ike says he can mike all of us and get a sweet live recording of the band… that would be wonderful! I just love the whole recording process… it’s like graphic arts for music… just adore it… FUN FUN FUN FUN
Things are starting to grow here on the urban moby farm….. how exciting! It’s still a little chilly out there… in fact the heat just kicked on for a bit… it’s getting a bit chilly out there, so I’m not too worried about lagging behind and all… but the stuff that’s out there is doing great!
Raspberries are all putting out leaves now! Yeah! No more stick garden!
The wheat is doing great… a little dense in a few areas, but we’ll see how it fares… it’s such a pretty color green….
Radishes are going great guns… but then when do radishes not grow easy and well? We’re not big radish fans but I knew that the girls would get a kick out of how fast they grow… me too!
Our little gnome fellow is guarding the onion sets which are all perky and sending up new growth and doing quite nicely!
One of my Siberian iris is trying hard to bloom! I suspect tomorrow it will be open and beautiful! I can’t wait….
And my daisies are blooming in my big pots by the front door…. purdy! Everything is doing nicely… I need to get out there and do a little gardening, but it’s been raining and I’ve been a little busy…. this weekend is crazy… three bluegrass events! But that’s fun crazy!!! Can’t wait!!!
Yeah, we have a storage unit…. otherwize known as “outta sight, outta mind stuff storage…” It’s not very much a month… $25 and frankly, it’s pretty nice, holiday stuff and books and writing and paperwork and camping stuff and just stuff that we kinda forgot about, a few odd pieces of furniture, that kind of thing. Some sleds and old electronic stuff.
We were missing the sewing machine… yeah, we want to sew. The girls want to learn and I have this yearning to make some fuzzy soft floppy bunnies for some reason. Not sure why, but I just do.
So we spent a hour or three over there sorting and looking in boxes and all that. Brought home a van load to go through. Most have junk in them and we plan to ditch it. I’d like to get the unit a little lighter around the gills… so we can stash some of the stuff here at the moby, there… to save us from stumbling over it here!
I think that makes sense…. doesn’t it?
Funny thing was that we had the Lumi all loaded up and had to kinda of pack Maggie into the back… and when we were almost home… I found a CRIB IN THE TRASH!!!! YAH! I’ve been wanting a crib with slatted sides for my garden! For beans and peas to grow up and on! And so I had to stop and cram it in the top and Jessy had to hold one panel in the front! HAHA…. Talk about cramped van….
I’m going to get a little bit of copper wire and weave it in and around the slats to make the most perfect little pea fence that will look so cool and neat in my raised beds!!! Stay tuned!
Need I say more? Here’s Tasha the ferret being durn cute.