Sunday, May 10, 2009

Variations Of Green

Longtime readers will remember that, at times, I work on some interesting restoration projects and not always new construction. An article was published this month in a local magazine that featured one of those projects we did a few years ago. I believe the magazine is still out this month.
I am one of the featured craftspeople in the article. Which just amounted to a very small description of some of the work I did. The photos are supposed to correspond with work we each did but the chimney pot they show is not the one I worked on. That's okay though. It was nice to be mentioned anyway.
In between rain showers yesterday I managed to plant most of my garden! I tilled in a bunch of new composted manure and then set out all the seedlings I had started. Which we mostly tomatoes, peppers, squash and cantaloupe. I direct sowed okra, green beans and zucchini. I still need to plant corn and might put in some sweet potatoes.
There is just not a lot going on around here. It's raining so much (not complaining though) that I haven't really been able to get a good project started. I did get Allen to help me haul a very large rock over to a nice area of the yard so it can become the base for a sculpture I want to do.

The lavender seems to like it's new location along the drive. The cuttings I took from these plants are all still doing well. One of them is looking kinda poorly but it's still alive. I'm going to let them get bigger before putting them out though.

Happy Mother's Day to all mamas out there. Hope you have a great day! I'm off to my mother's house later today. Thankfully, she only lives about 30 minutes from me.
Tomorrow I get to go work on another job to do some welding for a new AC unit being added to the building. It's for an old buddy superintendent of mine and I am sooooo happy to get to go to another job. Anywhere, other than the one I'm on. Unfortunately, it's just for one day. I don't know what it is but I just HATE this job I'm on. I like the crew and boss but hate, hate, hate the job. I've been there 14 months and I guess I'm just sick of it. OK, so, I'm done with my complaining I guess.
Wish I had something more exciting to report but I still haven't found a big sack of money or giant gold nugget. I did however, find a big 55 gallon drum that these rains have washed down the creek and onto my land. It will be perfect for making the rolling composter that I have just been wanting and came very close to buying a while back.
Funny thing too, I have been searching for just the right wall cabinet for my bath lately and haven't been able to find what I wanted. Well, that didn't cost $600 anyway. So, I kinda put that on a back burner and yesterday a catalog showed up in the mail that has just what I want in it! Guess you just have to be thankful for all the little things too.


Elizabeth said...

Anytime you want to make healthy cuttings especially woody ones, use willow. The willow has a natural rooting hormone in it and anything will root with it. just put the cuttings in some water with a couple of willow branches and watch them go to town.

Pablo said...

Was that the project where you left the hidden message in the chimney?

edifice rex said...

Hey Elizabeth! That's exactly what I did with these cuttings! Seems to work good.

Hey Pablo! That's it!

Floridacracker said...

Looks like you are in a serendipity groove with the drum and the cabinet popping up!

edifice rex said...

Hey FC! Yeah, that's been pretty cool!