I got to follow up on a couple of things this evening. We hit 32C/89F today, so once things got cooler, I headed out to water the garden beds. Yesterday evening, after letting the silicon sealant cure for more than 24 hours, I filled the rain barrel by the garden, so today was the litmus … Continue reading Following up on things
With yesterday's rain, it wasn't until today that the rain barrel set up by the squash beds was dry enough to try patching again. The silicon sealant is white, and so is the Plasti Dip spray, so it's hard to see! Especially after I spread the sealant into the cracks. Hopefully, this will do the … Continue reading Garden rain barrel; redux
This morning, I was a bit late doing the outside part of my morning rounds, having taken the time to finish the second hoop to cover the rain barrel by the sun room. On checking the rain barrel by the garden, it seemed to be okay, but I did find a very minor leak from … Continue reading Garden rain barrel, follow up
This morning, I emptied the can of Plasit Dip on the cracks in the rain barrel. Yesterday, I found a couple of hoola hoops at a dollar store in town, and this afternoon, I dug out the role of window screen mesh we found while cleaning out the basement. I hadn't quite figured out how … Continue reading Garden rain barrel, done!
This morning, I applied the first coat of spray-on rubber to the legs of the picnic table, and the cracks on the rain barrel. This is the product I am using. I have never used this stuff, or this brand, before. It was the only one on the shelf, so it's not like I had … Continue reading First coat
So, a little while ago, while at my computer, I heard a strange thump outside. I thought the cats might have knocked something over, but when I looked into the sun room, all the kittens were on the bench, sitting up, and looking in the same direction the sound came from. Then I saw it. … Continue reading The power of ice