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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Bullhead wrote: »
    3clipse wrote: »
    We got a landscaping estimate for fixing the grading on our lawns and seeding a micro-clover mix. IT'S HAPPENING.

    If you don't mind, how much? My backyard has some horrifically weird sloping issues I'd love to get flattened out, and I want to redo the backyard into all clover.

    Grading, seeding, and the cost of the seed is currently set to be $1200. Our lawn is 3800 sqft.

    YaYa wrote: »
    FUCK YEAH LET'S FIGHT THE MOON
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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    house i offered on has been inspected

    we put in a final offer asking for concessions based on the inspection

    i think the offer is fair. but i can say it's a lot more fun and economical to bid on a house when you don't "need" it

    being able to say "I am willing to walk away from this" is a very powerful bargaining tool, the final offer is about 18k below asking

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  • PeasPeas Registered User regular

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    edited April 11
    The fence is not quite as nice as I wanted it to be, but I got a good price for it and it's still pretty great (and miles ahead of the broken-down thing we had before). I can now, finally, start planting things near the fence without having to worry about workers tromping on things.

    Cambiata on
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  • StrikorStrikor Calibrations? Calibrations! Registered User regular
    The squirrels really seem to be enjoying running along the top of it. So it has that going for it, too. It's now much easier for them to get to their home...inside the wall of the neighbor's house.

    I was killing Thresher Maws on foot before I knew it was a Krogan rite of passage.
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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    One of my wishes has always been to build cat tunnels into the fence once we had a good one, @Strikor... but that would give them one more annoying hiding place at bedtime.

  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    seller refused to budge. contract terminated! back to the drawing board

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Ok so at long last I've mulched my strawberries:
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    We also had a concord grape vine growing indoors for the last few months that I wasn't comfortable planting until we had a new fence. Here it is planted and mulched:
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    I had a Niagara (white) grape vine I bought last year, but I didn't mulch it and it didn't survive to this year, so the concord is it.

    Here is my biggest peach so far this year, likely to be my first edible of the season:
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    Also here's a view of just the new fence:
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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    metal posts on a wood fence

    that is bitchin'

    Ladies.
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  • pimentopimento they/pim Registered User regular
    Metal posts with a wood fence is good, like a sacrificial anode, it stops the wood from rusting.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    edited April 12
    Metal posts on wood fences is pretty much required in this part of the country if you want them to last a decade. Wood in the ground rots in no time at all, whether or not it's got a concrete footing. Dallas is all Great Plains to the horizon, but it's a damn jungle from the topsoil down.

    That's a real good fence you got there! I like the stain color a lot.

    Jedoc on
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  • stimtokolosstimtokolos Registered User regular
    I am all settled and in my new house.
    It is a good quiet street in a neighbourhood thst is pretty good.

    House is mostly boxes right now.

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  • ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    I sharpened my lawn mower blade today with my new rotary tool. It seems balanced? I put it on a nail and it didn't egregiously tip one way or the other.

    Last weekend I had a rough time taking down a five year old tree that was threatening to damage my fence. Home ownership is a PROCESS.

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  • BullheadBullhead Registered User regular
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    Home ownership is a PROCESS.

    A process of acquiring new tools for each project, until you sit upon a glorious throne of tools! (I may be banned from going to Lowes/Home Depot by myself....)

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  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    house i offered on has been inspected

    we put in a final offer asking for concessions based on the inspection

    i think the offer is fair. but i can say it's a lot more fun and economical to bid on a house when you don't "need" it

    being able to say "I am willing to walk away from this" is a very powerful bargaining tool, the final offer is about 18k below asking

    Yeah, having a BATNA that isn't "oh I'm going to be homeless" is very helpful.

  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Whelp, the cara cara orange tree was still available, so I ordered one. And a fig tree, too.

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  • PeenPeen tw1tch0rz occasionallyRegistered User regular
    Our apple tree is blooming and it's possible that all of the grafts survived the first winter! Also, an unexpected bonus of the hybrid tree is different colored flowers! I'll post a better picture when it's more in bloom but I'm excited so you get this one for now.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    You’re all making me want a fruit tree

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    You’re all making me want a fruit tree

    Do eeet.

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  • chromdomchromdom Working on having a better attitude Oh yeah, I movedRegistered User regular
    My parents have a fig tree, a lemon tree, a couple of apple trees, and a WHOLE LOT of night time animal visitors.
    Oh, and sometimes rotten fruit on the ground.

    So, you know, good and bad.

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    You've made this day a special day, by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you; and I like you just the way you are.
  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    The trouble is our yard is so awkwardly shaped and also very shaded! The sunniest area is probably the front yard.

    I’ve posted a fair amount in the plants thread, but Mori’s mom gave me a huckleberry and only after I planted it (where she suggested I plant it), I read that although it’ll likely grow well enough where it is, it probably won’t ever grow fruit worth eating because it requires more sun to grow good berries.

    Also for the next couple of months at least my budget for the yard is nil. :( I already planted $150 worth of plants this month and I do have seeds from Mori’s mom, plus a lemon balm and she’s also promising us more offshoots in the future!

    My next plan, when it’s a sunny day, is to map out a sun map of the yard so I can know exactly how much sun each area gets. It hasn’t been sunny when I’ve been home in a few weeks (these rainy weekends!) so I have to try and remember how much sun each area gets from memory. We also weren’t here in the summer.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    "Full sun" depends a LOT on what state you're in. In Texas, "full sun" means "better find a shady spot, because full sun will kill everything." And yes that applies to fruiting plants, too - my tomatoes die in full sun, but grow me plenty of fruit when I plant them next to the fence.

    Janson
  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo But do you really believe him? Registered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    You’re all making me want a fruit tree

    We've got an apple tree, a pear tree, a fig tree, a mulberry tree and raspberry bushes.

    It's great

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
    Janson
  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    "Full sun" depends a LOT on what state you're in. In Texas, "full sun" means "better find a shady spot, because full sun will kill everything." And yes that applies to fruiting plants, too - my tomatoes die in full sun, but grow me plenty of fruit when I plant them next to the fence.

    Haha, true! It was a challenge finding plants that survived in California at times.

    We’re in Washington now, so by shady I mean quite a lot of my yard sees extremely little sun.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Ya'll this rain is cray.

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    My next major project has definitely got to be making drainage work in my back yard. (luckily the front yard has drainage on lock).

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    "Full sun" depends a LOT on what state you're in. In Texas, "full sun" means "better find a shady spot, because full sun will kill everything." And yes that applies to fruiting plants, too - my tomatoes die in full sun, but grow me plenty of fruit when I plant them next to the fence.

    Ha ha yeah it's like that in Australia too, we have some potted cacti that can't take full sun in the Summer time...

    Cacti!

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    and then over in Canberra we're all wrapping up the citrus trees in May in the hopes they'll survive winter.

  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    edited April 13
    Peas wrote: »

    I missed this when you posted it and just watched it now. I love these kinds of videos, I wish I had the energy to do something like this. I do hope to grow a lot more of what I eat, but it's hard. The effect of this video was to cause me to plant more seeds in my peat starters than I was originally planning to, then to order a couple of packets of seeds for veggies I don't have seeds for yet (leeks and banana peppers).

    Currently indoors I'm growing: grape tomatoes, borage, cabbage, lavender, zucchini, cucumber and spinach. The tomatoes are the only one actually germinated. Edit: And I just started some chickpeas and onions, too.

    Cambiata on
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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    I'd like to get back into gardening, but I grew up gardening in the desert. You planted stuff and watered it, and then you defended the surrounding square foot and you got food. In Oklahoma, you're up against a whole hostile ecosystem. The grass throws up creeping tentacles and weeds sneak in via underground rhizomes and there's some sort of rogue fucking tree root and if you manage to fight off the plants suddenly ten thousand ants are eating your squash blossoms.

    A friend of mine does a ghetto-ass sort of raised garden made from sacks of topsoil on sawhorses. She just cuts them open, puts seeds in them, and grows her tomatoes three feet above all the hurly burly. I think I might try something like that this summer.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 14
    Raised beds aren't too hard to set up! as long as you have a decent weed-resistant mat underneath they're fairly easy to maintain.

    edit: last I looked you can get cheap flatpack corrugated or pressed timber beds for like, $40-$60 each.

    tynic on
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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    Yea we do raised beds and it's super easy. We run six 4'x4' beds and it takes about 15 minutes a week to keep care of them, beyond watering. We love it.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    FYI, if anyone else is interested in getting seeds, I just found this place and it not only has every seed I was looking for, it has a lot of rare varieties I've never heard of:

    https://www.rareseeds.com/

    Plus shipping is free, and this is the only place online so far I've found that does that.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    In Chicago, April snowstorms bring May...swarms?
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    So now I need to get it trimmed and adjusted, and all in.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    FYI, if anyone else is interested in getting seeds, I just found this place and it not only has every seed I was looking for, it has a lot of rare varieties I've never heard of:

    https://www.rareseeds.com/

    Plus shipping is free, and this is the only place online so far I've found that does that.

    This place is the shit, to be honest:
    https://www.johnnyseeds.com

  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Oh I've bought from johnny seeds before. They didn't have a lot of stuff that rare seeds does. Like I've been wanting to plant mullein forever, and rare seeds is the first place that actually had some seeds for it.

  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    Lets say a metal screw fell down into the place where you put the lint catcher on my dryer.

    How likely is my house to catch on fire?

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Psykoma wrote: »
    Lets say a metal screw fell down into the place where you put the lint catcher on my dryer.

    How likely is my house to catch on fire?

    unlikely, that just vents to the exhaust

    Ladies.
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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    edited April 18
    Also buy one of these at Harbor Freight for like $4 and fish it out.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    And in the continuing genre of mixing erotica and real estate, we have this promo video from Down Under that looks more like it's promoting...something else:



    Yeah, it's SFW...but looks like it's on the verge of becoming, well, not.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    to be fair that describes like 90% of our ads.

    The ones that aren't just some guy shouting "Doors! Doors! Doors!", anyway.

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