Thursday, August 24, 2017

A great lot of weeding

A great lot of weeding today. A out half the garden is empty. The garlic failed, among other disappointments. The leeks are doing well an considerably tastier than the ones from the market. Tomatoes are finally getting good, bu as they are a new world crop, we won't talk about them.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Weeding and mulching

Hot today. In the garden are: garlick zucchini tomatoes calendula nasturtium leek

Monday, April 24, 2017

Chest

Probably the last woodworking project for the summer, the garden needs attention.

First of this sort of chest. You might have seen it, partially assembled, at Birka. A very interesting build, lots of hand cut mortises. didnt want to invest in a plank for the lid, so using a piece of plywood to get the mechanics of the lid down. There's a few flaws. The lid hinge pins aren't quite lined up, and the back bows a little, enough to interfere with the lid. Really need meatier planks back there. Relish is fine on hot dogs, not in woodworking. And it's not square so it doesn't sit flat. Not that big a deal because the floor isn't very flat either. A real problem though is the bottom panels tend to drop out. They are half-lapped onto each other, but one of them reverses the half-lap so it can come out. I'm not sure if they are too short or I the sides bow out too much.





Friday, April 14, 2017

Pollard

Spring is finally here, the daffodils tell me so. So do the forsythia and early azalea, but as they are not period, we won't mention them here. Time to cut the pollard tree. An added bonus is a copious amount if sticks to use in the garden.

Before, after, and sticks