Saturday, December 5, 2009

Can't see the forest - cause we cut down the trees...

When our house was built, there must have been a sale on every ugly plant. We have systematically been taking out old, fugly plants and trees and re-landscaping the ranch.

Here's the latest step - taking out a row of totally overgrown trees along our access road.

Taking out the trees... from Upshaw Ron on Vimeo.

It makes such a huge difference already.

See you next time...
From City Boy Starts Farmin'

World's Easiest Cherry Jam Recipe

So, you've got a cherry tree too. Or you drive by that stand on the side of the road selling cherries and want to make some Cherry Jam.

Now in my second year with two cherry trees, I think this is about as easy as you can get to have some delicious cherry jam.... enjoy!

Cherry Jam... from Upshaw Ron on Vimeo.

Good Luck, let me know how it turns out!

From City Boy Starts Farmin'

Where's that tool again?

I'm sure this has never happened to you...

A pair of needle nose pliers is needed to complete the job you're working on. You know that you own a pair of said pliers. One problem - your garage looks like my barn.

I finally decided to do something about the hornets nest that was my barn. I scored a great deal on some drawers and wall cabinets from Second Use. If you're in the Puget Sound Area, it's definitely worth a trip for used building materials.

Barn Cabinets from ron upshaw on Vimeo.

Nothing ground breaking here, but I will say that the metal drawers with the heavy duty runners is a major plus in a garage / tool application. Oh, and it sucks to not have a level floor!

Here's how things turned out:

Barn Cabinets - After from ron upshaw on Vimeo.

Now the challenge will be to keep it this way!

From City Boy Starts Farmin'