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  • How To Build a Natural Dry Stacked Free Standing or Retaining Wall

    I may be your real father Luc(ke)ille....

    I started building serious stone walls in the early 80's.... now @ 65 I am still doing it !... workin on one for myself right now.... I started with "found stone" in the beginning then bought 11 tons ...and never looked back...... My first serious wall (dry-stack) is still standing after 30 yrs !My "hobby" turned into a business from time-to-time. I could talk about stone.....sit on stone......sleep on stone..... eat stone....... (if I could) After I bought the 11 tons, I never bought any more (for myself) . I just collect it from dumps, or people getting rid of theirs....Around 20 years ago I started incorporating landscape timber, old water fountains, bowling balls RRT's ,cast iron, bathtubs...... anything that will be able to last at least 20 years before getting...see more »I started building serious stone walls in the early 80's.... now @ 65 I am still doing it !... workin on one for myself right now.... I started with "found stone" in the beginning then bought 11 tons ...and never looked back...... My first serious wall (dry-stack) is still standing after 30 yrs !My "hobby" turned into a business from time-to-time. I could talk about stone.....sit on stone......sleep on stone..... eat stone....... (if I could) After I bought the 11 tons, I never bought any more (for myself) . I just collect it from dumps, or people getting rid of theirs....Around 20 years ago I started incorporating landscape timber, old water fountains, bowling balls RRT's ,cast iron, bathtubs...... anything that will be able to last at least 20 years before getting too old or too boring.....OLD CONCRETE CHUNKS....... broken up sidewalks.... went through a serious phase w/ that and saved what could easy be more than a hundred tons from landfills.Dont kid yourself, young lady , you DO have an eye for it. ( and a FEEL...you know what I'm talkin about.... ) I never use plumb lines....never use levels.....unless I dont have room to back up OR I am in an enclosed TIGHT place which is a little disorienting.....I had a young friend pull out his iphone one day and lay it on one wall...... absolute 0 ! (( it was a 6' parking stop as a top course.... it IS a feel for it being level too .

    Here is my neighbor showing off my stone/concrete/tree stump chair... maybe some other junk added...armrest? table?... I made this because I was finished with a wall project in this space and had leftovers that I didnt want to take back to a pile....

    Ha ! Right ?

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  • heygeno commented on thebeatonpath's instructable DIY Yellow Jacket Bottle Trap3 months ago
    DIY Yellow Jacket Bottle Trap

    the nests arent attractants ... its the enviro. they like... hot and dry !

    knock it down at night..... or use hornet spray in day

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  • heygeno commented on firefightermeyer's instructable Portable IV Drip Watering System3 months ago
    Portable IV Drip Watering System

    FFM..... go to " CARDBOARD "....and look for " COMPOST " ( my post )..... I was able to upload the drip pic there : )

    hey FFM..... I have tried a couple times to post my pic but it is taking so long to load that it may not be functioning..... I will try again.....

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  • heygeno commented on heygeno's instructable Compost !3 months ago
    Compost !

    thanks, you guys.... all cardboard should end up dirt !

    This is a "drip system" posting for FFM.......

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  • heygeno commented on jardinacidental's instructable Cardboard Plant Containers3 months ago
    Cardboard Plant Containers

    ?...... all cardboard should become dirt !

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  • heygeno commented on firefightermeyer's instructable Portable IV Drip Watering System3 months ago
    Portable IV Drip Watering System

    This month I picked a box of some kind of (feeding bags ? IV bags ?) from the trash and hooked one up to a telephone pole to 'feed/water' a plant below it potted into a cinder block..... hope to post a pic later......

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  • heygeno commented on Mjtrinihobby's instructable Relocating a banana sucker. 3 months ago
    Relocating a banana sucker.

    The ants are eating sap from the plant OR entertaining their 'little cow' s the aphids....

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  • heygeno commented on Anielskaanieladiy's instructable Wood Stump Stool3 months ago
  • heygeno entered Compost ! in the Cardboard Contest 2016 contest 4 months ago
  • heygeno posted an instructable Compost !4 months ago
  • heygeno commented on Pat D's instructable Re-purpose That Dish!4 months ago
    Re-purpose That Dish!

    I picked one out of the trash ...... I decided to dismantle it so that I could determine if there was purpose for all parts -separate- ......so the first is the most obvious for me as I am a gardener/plant collector I was chuckling about you posting this !

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