Saturday, May 21, 2011

muscular hydrostat...

Made an Alpine run for extra plumbing parts and paint for the exposed PVC.  Pricing out pavers for the greenhouse courtyard and finding that it aint gonna be cheap so I gotta do some more thinking about how to best create the 800 sq ft patio.  Ran into my friend Julie and came away with a sample of her homemade goat cheese...goats are the only livestock option I'm considering at this point because I simply can't give up cheese and I'd rather not attempt to milk a longhorn.

FIELD LAB BLOG CONTEST 
First person to comment correctly on the significance of tonight's post wins a special hand made Field Lab tshirt.  Hint:  it has nothing to do with the subject of the post or any of the rapture predictions.
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22 comments:

Ted said...
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Andy V said...
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El Viejo said...

looks like it's too dry too spit

rj said...

700,000 visit

Terry Lively said...

I'm guessing the photo. "Ter" meaning dirt and lingua meaning tongue...

that's a great pic BTW

Just Me said...

Tonight's post is post number 1000 on this blog. Way to go!

John Wells said...

we have a WINNER!

tffnguy said...

I can't believe people eat cow tongue. And on another note You milk a longhorn by reaching around their hind legs. Of course then you hope they don't kick.

No t-shirts fer me unless they got a pocket pre-sewed on. I pricked my fingers 5 times sewing the least one on.

tffnguy said...

Sorry, Left out the OR POOP.

Don and Ida said...

Why don't you use the natural stone all around you there instead of expensive store-bought pavers?!

It would be beautiful......

robertlor08 said...

How was the goat cheese?

robertlor08 said...

How was the goat cheese?

PilarW said...

Benita looks ... thirsty.

Just Me said...

Count 'em up from the archive...
2011 (141 posts)
2010 (363 posts)
2009 (360 posts)
2008 (136 posts)

TOTAL = 1000 posts

I'm looking forward to many more

Craig said...

Flagstone may be a good option for your courtyard, John. You can get lots of different colors and variates, it looks good and its fairly easy to work with.

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Roger Sowell said...

John, I like your blog. Fascinating stuff. It looks like you may get some rain tonight and can use your water storage system. Good luck!

Margo said...

Do you have a source for decomposed granite? We've used it (without stabilizers / polymers) for driveways and patios with great success when pavers or concrete were too expensive.

Blinky

lj said...

The most economical and easiest to lay would probably be 16 by 16 cement blocks. You can get them cheaper by the pallet.I just level the ground and then lay them on a dry 6 parts sand to 1 part portland cement mixture 1 inch deep and then sweep the same mixture in the cracks and mist it with water. You should be able to drive a car on it if needed.

jand44 said...

Why not make your own pavers?

Allen Hare said...

I like what LJ and Don and Ida said about the pavers...