Monday, August 30, 2010

Reusing in a big way

Well, you guys know how I am about recycling and reusing.  I save jars.  I save bottles.  I save little pieces of wood.  Hey, you never know, right? Could come in handy somewhere, someday.  But what about big pieces of wood?? 

You know, like this:
That's a LOT of little pieces of wood all put together.  And you know how I am about that.  So, first we take that all apart and make some piles.

Like this:

And this:

And then we put it back together, like this:
Yeah, I did cheat a little here.  You'll notice the bench seat was already made.  But I DID add those sturdy, handy dandy heavy duty legs, so that's got to count for something.

And this:

Use your imagination a little here.  It's the skeleton of a compost bin.  OOOHHHH!!!  Reusing wood and then reusing food inside the reused wood bin!  That's like reusing squared!!!!  Double bonus!

Then, of course, we still have this pile:
It's a big pile.  The kids would like a tree house.  Luckily, though the wood looks like crap, it's actually pretty sturdy and can be reused safely for such a thing.  They were disappointed we didn't build it yesterday, but we're still in the planning stage.  We have no idea how to go about it.  Jeff sees it as a platform, going around the tree, with posts on the ground.  Beanie sees it as a platform in the tree, dependant on the tree to hold it off the ground.  We have no double trees to nest it in.  It's going in a single tree, no matter what.  (Engineer boy, have you got any ideas?  I'd be glad to listen.)

So that's that.  Reusing at it's best.  Can you do better?

Friday, August 27, 2010

This one's for you!

Hey "little" brothers!  This one's for you.  Now you'll be able to see every fascinating thing that I do--kind of.  As long as it's edited, proofread, and whatnot.  Will it be interesting?  Maybe.  Will it leave you on the edge of your seat?  Probably not.  Will it contain lots of pictures of small children, barnyard animals, plants, and other things I do as I dabble in everything I can possibly think of?  Definitely

Ah, it's worth the price of admission already. 

Well, sit back and enjoy, boys, 'cause it'll be starting soon!!
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