This week: A random grab bag of stuff I’ve been doing around the property this summer - stuff I’ve dragged, lifting tines I’ve bent, sheds I’ve improved, and sunflowers that have shown up!
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.sevarg.net/2018/07/22/property-progress-2/
(Comments from Blogger)
2018-07-23 by Aaron
You actually snapped a ratchet strap? That must have been exciting…
What about the fire-door style hydraulic closer? Something like http://www.trudoor.com/door-hardware/door-closers or https://www.homedepot.com/b/Hardware-Door-Hardware-Door-Accessories-Door-Closers/N-5yc1vZc7km although, of course, they aren’t all that cheap.
And do they allow controlled burns? Might be useful for the twigs & small branches and sticks and such left from those wood piles. And help avoid having a nice nesting area for small mammals.
2018-07-24 by Russell Graves
It was a fairly small, cheap ratchet strap… not one of the big ones. I didn’t even notice it until I was working out what had all gone wrong.
I’ve considered those style door closers, and I might do that eventually, but they’re an awful lot of money and I’m not sure they’re worth it. I’ll see how long these work before they annoy me too much.
I could certainly do a burn this fall or winter when things get wet (“deliberate fire” right now is beyond idiotic), but that just leaves a huge mess to clean up. I’ll keep working on the piles. The weather the last few days has been pretty smokey from wildfires somewhere, so I haven’t been doing too much heavy work outside. I’m more interested in building the debris into a hugel (pile of stick/dirt that makes a mound you can use for growing things).