RAIN, RAIN, and more rain. And COLD. Makes it bone chilling damp. Just want to stay inside wrapped in a blanket and drinking hot tea!
PROBLEM. To much time to think and plan. I have already ordered seed. To much seed. Lots of interesting things in the catalogs. And then I ordered fruit trees for the new Food Forest. Found some relatively inexpensive – but still spent more money.
Trying to keep busy doing inside stuff. I cleaned out some closets. Donated some stuff. Amazing what you accumulate in 30 years! I really should sell some stuff on Craig’s list or Ebay. I love Craig’s List.
We bought a big tool box to organize our tools. It had to be put together. I did that. What a pain! Pictures and vague instructions. Had to put one set of legs on twice. And the handle. The multiple socket sets came in handy! They did not mention the holes to hold the box are different heights. And only one leg had a up arrow! It is together now. I had to quit and take a nap. The tools are sorted and installed. 6 socket sets! Geeez. And sooo many drill bits! Still need to sort them by size. Tired of tools right now.
There is mushroom spore in the refrigerator waiting to be put in logs. It needs to quit raining so my husband can cut the logs. And I don’t want to drill holes in the rain. VERY TIRED OF RAIN.
I would like to take this down time to do some painting inside. But, painting when there is high humidity is not smart. 😁
And now, I have been hanging around on Permies.com. I asked about a portable Rocket fuel stove. I saw instructions somewhere for making a small one with bricks and another set of instructions for making one with 6 concrete blocks. The purpose is for cooking.
Then, I ask about converting my fireplace into a Rocket Fuel Stove. A couple of REALLY smart fellows wanted pictures and measurements and are going to figure it out. So, I am going to get them the measurements. It is Winter for them too and they probably have time to do it now. I am curious how it will look. I am hoping it can all be inside the masonry fireplace. There is a lot of mass and it is free standing on 3 sides. If it is do-able and not toooo ugly and huge, it will be another project. Just what I need! It would be a good thing to have for WSHTF.
Speaking of WSHTF. I have a few things kinda working. WATER. I have three 250 gallon food grade tote tanks under downspouts. BIG rain barrels. I bought, but, have not installed a “First Flush”. It is to be installed in a downspout to wash away the bird poop, dust, etc. to capture clean water. One tank is to top off my pond/water feature that could be a fish source. Another is next to the greenhouse. Providing some mass on the North side and water for the side garden. And the third is for “people water” if needed. It is the one I will put the First Flush on. Plus I have a Berkley water filter to install in some food grade buckets. None of these things are finished except the pond tote tank. Anyway, I have plans for the water.
I really should finish some of these. But, I don’t want to go out in the damp cold! Maybe I will try to figure out a few things for this blog to work better. Learning curve.