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Funk & Flash From Junk & Trash

A group focused on creative recycling ideas for the Garden, Porches & Patios! "Make Gardens-Not Landfills"!

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To Invent You Need a Good Imagination and a Pile of Junk - Thomas Edison

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Newspaper and Cardboard Recycling 8 Replies

There are so many uses for newspaper and cardboard recycling in the garden that I've gotten to the point that I can't live without this stuff. My first yard was built using the 'Layering or Lasagna"…Continue

Started by Sheri. Last reply by Jane Maarie Jan 27, 2011.

TRELLISES! 8 Replies

No matter what type of gardening you do, trellises are in demand! I had a strong wind hit and it just about took all my hollyhocks down right at the time of their prime bloom. I wound up having to…Continue

Started by Sheri. Last reply by Sheri Jan 22, 2011.

Greenhouses & Cold Frames / Re-purposing Old Windows & Doors 13 Replies

This year I have truly noticed a change in the weather patterns. I live in a coastal area and the fog banks this summer left me in a cold cloud for a couple of weeks. On several days the fog never…Continue

Started by Sheri. Last reply by Trina and Richie Oct 30, 2010.

What to do with ductwork...

My youngest son completed a college-course sheet metal program and was continually bringing "NEAT" stuff home to show us.  As scrap metal, it is too thin to have much weight or value.  Looking at…Continue

Tags: recycle, metal, sheet

Started by Harry Larsen Oct 27, 2010.

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Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on October 6, 2010 at 7:43am
Good morning, Margaret. Received an email from Sheri this morning. Wes is out of the ICU, but he has a long way to go. He can't speak right now and is having short-term memory problems. Just like you, thoughts and prayers.
Good luck with your poor Elm tree...I lived in the Midwest years ago, and Dutch Elm disease got most of the trees back then.
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on October 6, 2010 at 7:00am
I hope that both Wes and yourself are doing well today. Please know we are thinking of you!
Doing some of the fall yard stuff here. I am going to try to post a picture of the huge tree branch that fell in the yard yesterday. I am going to have to have the Elm tree removed as it has some form of rot.
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on October 4, 2010 at 4:31am
Sheri, You know we are all praying for you and Wes.
Don't worry about us we all play fine together. Check in once in awhile to stay relaxed!
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on October 4, 2010 at 3:33am
Thinking about you this morning, Sheri. Hope you got some much needed rest, and hope Wes had a comfortable night and is doing better! Love and Hugs!!!
Comment by Diane SQ on October 3, 2010 at 11:10pm
Sorry to hear about your husband's health problems, Sheri. You've got a great site here, and we will try to help each other while you'll have your time out. You've already, done at leat a year worth of posting anyway , so take your time...
best wishes
Diane, Auckland ,NZ
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 29, 2010 at 1:46pm
We have had record breaking heat and no rain in weeks. I don't know what is up with this weather.
Comment by Sheri on September 28, 2010 at 1:13am
Harry, I've heard that Mark Twain visited Seattle and said "The worst winter I spent was a summer in Seattle". We've had so much rain. We're getting ready to put in our back retaining wall, dug the footers for it on Saturday, which was a beautiful day, then the rain blasted us and it's a mud pit back there. The cement crew will be here today to form it-up so I need to put down some straw to keep them from sinking.
Comment by Harry Larsen on September 27, 2010 at 3:14pm
Sheri, the only good thing about our rain this year is that my "seasonal" creek at Mossyrock had only been "dry" for about three weeks. It's back to flowing again, which is always nice for the critters who depend on it.
Comment by Kelly Ronayne on September 26, 2010 at 3:18pm
When I lived in Christchurch, I heard that the no water collecting rule was because the storm water systems need to be well and truly flushed out every so often to prevent them from becoming clogged with silt and debris, so diverting rain water was a no-no. I knew plenty of people who did it anyway, but it wouldn't be so good if it became more widespread, or if you don't often have heavy rain in your area so every little bit counts. It would be cool if rainwater recycling + permeable surfaces were built in to the overall system, but that won't be widespread anytime soon...
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on September 22, 2010 at 3:24am
We've had several days of rain over here...enjoying sunshine this morning. Should be a good day to work outside. Well, you do have the building experience and you have Wes...I'll look forward to seeing your Ark. :)
 

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