Update on Peaty the rabbit and worm bin. Well it turns out rabbit manure is to hot to put into bin. And maybe it's just to cool in my mi. Basement to have a worm bin. So.... I began over with bin, removing all manure. Not sure how to provide warmer space for worm friends but least they have a fresh rabbit poo free home. Think, think think Barb provided her tumbling composter to try handling peats poo and litter. It no longer turned as the barrel broke where the rod went through. Poor design, i think. Anyway, glad to have it and not have to start from scratch and build one. I screwed wood blocks on inside to support rod and patched barrel damage with rubber maid tube lid. I can see already where it will be challenging to rotate as it gets heavier. Here goes, ok peaty poo your heart out. Still hoping for compost by spring.
Signage went quickly using magic marker instead of paint. Hurray, these signs will serve for many years.
Sandwich sign to direct parking, sweet. Next to prep worm bin. Many worms on their way. Need a cozy home, will be road weary, hungry and thirsty Then new old stove needs to be cleaned and cord swapped . Hope it fits and goes smoothly, i didn't know i would find a cute little stove yesterday. And LOL 15 bifold doors for studio projects @ 2.50 each! Break for food, good idea Margaret. Eat
Manchester's Christmas in the Village is this weekend. M Shaw's Gallery and Studio Class room will be open to public Friday Nov. 15, 1-8pm & Saturday Nov 16, 10-4pm. Join me to see accomplishments on "old new house" and look into future class projects, workshops possibilities. Some M Shaw art will be available at 610 during open studio. Much more to be found at the Acorn Gallery downtown Manchester on a regular basis. 610 Old New House located at 610 City Rd, Manchester, 48158. City rd is M52 as it heads out of town south end. Please be considerate of residential neighbors, parking on side street unless walking impaired.
Clothes line in roomy bathroom. I enjoyed hanging clothes last summer, then i got an idea. I hinged a board with hooks ( eye hook cut open to string clothes line quickly) along it's side. Folds flat against top of washer/ dryer cupboard when not in use. Then another trim board with altered eye hooks on wall above shower stall. Easy to string clothes line when needed. It's hidden out of site when not being used. Made from stuff i had . Worked out very well.
Beautiful new cement mixer. I put it together in the studio and yes it fit through the front door. It has wheels and handle to cart it around. It says it's a 3 1/2 cubic foot mixer but half of that quantity works best. I got it to simplify mixing a LOT of cement for 610 foundation restoration. It's great.
Egress through foundation wall to pass dirt out and cement in. Latest project to close up basement. I've reset stone around hatch frame and almost done with hatch door. Filled many cracks the sun shown through from the outside using cement bag, used like a cake icing bag. Works great with the correct consistency cement. More to tuck and point outside but that will wait til spring as i focus on stone in the basement / crawl space being excavated. The interior walls in crawl area are in rough shape. Repacking and replacing stone using cement. I like working with both but stone is heavy and can't work for to many hours at a time. The stone is dry stacked on inside , very little mortar was used. Looking for more stone , any stone donations will be happily employed.
Working on shoring up stone foundation. I am blessed to live in a home made with REAL materials. Striving to retain same. Need lots of stone for foundation and yard embellishments if you have any to donate. Roll it on over, each boulder, rock, stone , pebble appreciated.