Skidger Xtreme Weeder

 

My new favorite weeding hoe.

This replaces my hula hoe which I have used for over 40 years.

The point on this hoe with the wider flat surface makes it easier to skim close to the surface of the soil. The angled cutting surfaces cut weeds more easily than the flat face of the hula hoe.

When I am finished using the hoe I reshape both edges with an M.T.D. 100 grit triangular diamond file. I like the rough edge that the 100 grit triangular diamond file leaves on the cutting edge. This rough edge makes it cut through very fibrous material more easily than with a polished edge.

 

Cold Frame

Made with 8″ concrete block (laid dry), 2″ thick polystyrene foam insulation, 2×6 pressure treated sill plates, 2-Four fluorescent bulb fixtures(4 feet long), an old sliding patio door, and two 3/8″ rebar  for supporting the light fixtures.

I built two of these. One in the open and one in the greenhouse. I started all of my plants outdoors this year. I will try to grow vegetables all year long with these.

My wife is sure relieved to have the fish emulsion smell out of the house!

My Home Incinerator

My Home Incinerator
My Home Incinerator

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Large Model 2235-SS100 is the same size as a 55 gallon burn barrel

My assessment:

This is a beast! I burn yard waste, brush, and branches. When you get it going it sounds like a rocket; the draft is so good. It is not cheap, but nothing good is!

My hoop shed is in the background. I store my firewood and gardening equipment there.

Drip Tape Irrigation

Drip Tape Irrigation
Drip Tape Irrigation

I get my drip tape irrigation supplies from Nolt’s Produce Supplies.

3/4″ orchard tubing manifold.

Hose fitting for orchard tubing manifold.

End cap for orchard tubing manifold.

Pressure regulator for orchard tubing manifold (limits pressure to 15 psi).

Ball valves that pop into a small drilled hole in orchard tubing manifold.

CHAPIN Drip tape with 4″ drip spacing for my sandy soil.

I use the strainer from my Wonder Waterer to strain my water.

The drip tape is fastened to the ball valve and the end is folded over six times with a 1″ long piece of orchard tubing slid over to act as a pinch valve.