K Eilander

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Clipboard propped up with a stack of books?
If your table is slippery add some blue tack (or maybe just a chunk kneaded eraser) to keep it from sliding around.
1 month ago
We are currently looking for land, and I was curious what people's opinions are of cell towers?
1) Would you say they an immediate disqualifier?
2) If so, what would you consider the minimum "safe" distance you would need to be away from one?
3) Is there a situation where being closer is better?  (That is, the antenna horns focus out, not down.)
4) Or anyting else you want to add to the convo... :)

Of course any metrics or studies you can share along with that would also be most helpful.
1 month ago
You may already know this, but just in case... They make fluorescent dye you can add to the oil.  Then you shine a UV flashlight at it and the leak lights up like a beacon.
(Truly a time-saver.  I LOVE that stuff!)
1 month ago
I had heard about the Kentucky Coffeetree before, but I thought they would only grow in, you know, Kentucky.

But I just read they are drought tolerant so they may be a good candidate for us here in the West.

Anyway, I was wondering what would grow well with it as a companion guild?
1 month ago
To people who know this is probably going to be a "well, duh" thing, but it's got me stumped.

Whilst cleaning I came across this weird pot and I don't know what it's for.  It seems to be a double-boiler of some kind, with 4 really tiny removable cups.

Here's the pic (please excuse the messy desk :) )
2 months ago
Thought I'd share this amazing interview from earlier this week highlighting some of the work Takota Coen is doing.
If I had to summarize it, it looks like he's taking the lessons learned from the greats (Gotsch, Sobkowiak, Lawton, etc) and distilling it down into an actionable blueprint anyone could follow.
(A plan which he's actively following and learning lessons from.)

2 months ago
Could also use a gabion basket, eg