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Chris McCullough

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EXCELLENT COMMENTS, Tony!  I agree with you on each detail!  If only everyone followed the very same mindset!
5 days ago
Sorry, Attachments option only came up after I posted the last text.
1 month ago
The PERFECT outhouse for you!
1 month ago
Thank you for the clarification about the outhouse.  Funny.  

Could you make a pergola or shaded area off the back door stoop area so that it takes up less garden space and allows for outdoor activities/lounging and a more complete view of the garden?  Maybe a picture window in the kitchen would be nice for a better view from inside.  Less expense all around (I think).

What size pond did you have in mind?  Did you know you can have a floating  vegetable garden and also have plants that filter the pond water naturally?  Are you thinking about goldfish or Koi?  Turtles?  Fountain?  I would think that since you are in England, all you'd have to do is dig a hole and the rainfall would take care of the rest!  You probably don't know what a drought is, right?

Which direction is your back door facing
1 month ago
Another inspiration:  why not plunk some really tall rebar poles against the wrought iron back fence and grow some lovely honeysuckle, jasmine, or clematis  between the poles.  They'll climb right up and give you and your neighbors some color, attracting little insets to a happy life.  That cardboard makes me crazy.  I applaud you in your commitment!!!
1 month ago
Glad you enjoyed the mock ups.  Can you post a picture from INSIDE your house looking out?  Just curious.

I'm not sure about a pond in such a small space, but a fountain would be nice.  It probably depends on what the pond is going to do for you and for the garden, aside from mosquitoes.
And what is an "outhouse?"  Like the ones with a moon cut out in the door?  A potting shed?  Post a picture, please.  

Now for some real EASY solutions for you:

                         *  https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/library/gardening/soil-solarization/

                         *  https://www.nrdc.org/stories/how-combat-weeds-gently?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI66yD3srN8gIVdAnnCh0bigsJEAAYAiAAEgLaN_D_BwE

                         *  https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/gardens/planting-and-maintenance/make-your-own-natural-weed-killer
1 month ago
I thought your video would be well received by all those who like to put down their foot.  The little sprig of leaves were a nice touch; the font was engaging.  Space that font out a little wider, though, (kerning or whatever it's called).  Maybe each video has its own look?  All different but similar?
2 months ago
The image wouldn't "take" before, but it looks like a go . . now.
2 months ago
All the advice on this page is really worth reading over a few times and the videos are terrific!
So for a thumbnail splash image, I enclosed an idea, below.  I don't think that a picture of a silk moth is capturing the essence of what you're video is about, but it'd make a wonderful logo icon.  Since you are Crowing Hen, why not get a hen sitting on the sheep's head or something?  Who can resist animals???

Since everything is fine the way it is (it is), I'm guessing that what you need is to put your logo onto all the fiber and weaving and spinning sites.  Then those who already have a similar interest will be most likely to click on your logo!  Try homesteading sites too.  Also include more how-tos for making things.  "In this online workshop we'll be weaving roller blinds in the traditional Scandinavian way with a scalable size pattern downloadable HERE!"  Then you could advance to PayPal lessons or whatnot.
2 months ago
Oh, we're talking about weaving and not silk and not moths.  

Are you wanting to be a resource for all things fiber?  
For all weaving?  
For repairing handmade treasures?  
Going to textile shows?
Offering courses for the arts?
Being the online guru that all craft persons need to know?


I need to think it over.  Be back tomorrow.
2 months ago