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Old 04-22-2010, 05:56 AM  
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Nice...way to dig up old dirt...you out cruizin the pages are ya??

yes, the mill is up and running, but I have no pics yet....and who has time to build a barn, I'm still cuttin firewood!! Guess i better get movin.....



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Old 04-24-2010, 12:32 AM  
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When I think about recycling I used to think about sending things to the right recycle bin instead of trying to recycle things myself. I have come to realise that the garden is a wonderful way to recycle. You can reuse what you have in your garden in practical ways or in artistic and fun ways.

Some ideas that I have come across. Keep birds away from fruits and vegetables with items that reflect light. Use string to hang old CDs, tin can lids, or aluminium pie plates from a fence.

Use broken dishes, pottery and glass to make mosaic stepping stones for your garden. Old teacups make interesting bird feeders and you can use old plastic bowls in the garden; cover them with concrete and turn them into bird baths.

Old gates and railings can be recycled into a trellis for climbing plants. Hammer the gate or railing into the ground beside the plants and they will train to the new “trellis” as they grow. Isn't it exciting!

An informative site: Recycling: Creative ideas for household discards - Home & Garden (Other) - Helium

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Old 04-24-2010, 08:51 AM  
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I love this thread! Right now I am building a shed out of anything free, or found. The floor is 4 pallets covered with plywood. The frame is chain link fence and trampoline parts. Tin roofing from a friend. I still need siding but ya never know what tomorrow will drop in your lap.

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