Drip System Repair. First things first.

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Worked on the drip system for the garden beds. Previous owner laid pvc pipe from west side of driveway to the beds. This inlet pipe was leaking, so I cut off the leaking part and glued on the repair.

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Here is the other end of the laid pipe. To the left, it runs off to the beds. To the right is experimental.

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The beds will have hose that runs up and out, so I won’t have to lean over too far to turn on/off any particular bed. Still needs refinement.

Checked on transplants. Doing ok. Will add mushroom mulch later.

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Greenhouse plants look better. Need to find new homes for these. Are ready for planting into the soil.

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Took a moment to enjoy the view.

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Pecan tree on the right. Oak and tangerines on left and center. Still rationing water. Probably won’t have fruit to harvest again this year.

To be continued…

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D-fence and D-shed.

Last Thursday I just kind-of lost it.

I’ll have periods where I’m ignoring and pondering something on the property, and then all of a sudden, I get out the tools and “fix that dang thing, for once and for all!”

That day, it was the plants at the gate. While I was in a good mood, I attacked the shed door next.

The plants line the opening portion of the driveway, to the north-ish.  However, when I open the gate to get the car through, I always have to fight the plants a bit, to keep the gate open.

The electric hedge trimmer required four extension cords, from the house to the gate.  The trimmer came with the property.  I think the blades need sharpening, as the work took longer than expected.

I forgot to take the “before” photo.

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There’s the mangling I did.

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I can almost open the gate as wide as I want, but this is much better.

By the by, below is a short video of the coolest thing that Frank did to the gate. He fixes things so that they work with the least amount of effort.

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The trimmer is stored in the shed.  The shed door gets hung up when it’s opened and closed.  I spent about an hour trimming the bottom of it..just right.  Used a cool tool that I bought with Mom at Harbor Freight (some guys tried to pick us up there – ha!).
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See the stacked bricks at the bottom of the door?  I put them there to cover up the hole that the rats were working on.  I began applying wood putty to it, however it was going to take too long to build it. I had to leave that project and think about it more.

Yesterday Frank noticed the shed door opened easier.  He gave the door a quick fix of the hole that the rats have been working on. WHOO-HOO! It’s great when a marriage works like that.

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To be continued…