Saturday, October 15, 2016

dogs barking, winds howling

We plan for the worst single day of each year.

The coldest. The windiest. The hottest.
And then we assume it will be even worse.

In spots where we plant flowers, we plant in landscape cloth. Woven, so that air and water can penetrate but it totally slows weeds from sprouting. There are holes in it where seedlings go.

Most days we hold the landscape cloth down with these:

Custom made at our local metal shop, these are super heavy rebar rods with a flat plate on the top. When these go into the landscape fabric it does not move.

But when we say to each other "we'll get back to that piece of landscape cloth later" and try to hold a long length down with rocks and other gear...this happens:

There is an entire building between this piece of landscape cloth and the bed it was covering! The dogs were running around and barking like mad. When we went to investigate, we found this 100 foot length twisted and flapping around in one of the trees!

Reattached with our custom pound in stakes, it has not moved. The dogs can rest. But no more of that "I'll get back to that" business. It results in two to three times the work and hassle.


  1. This is actually consisting of some weird things, like shown in the images but such sort of places which freak out are actually must to travel for me.



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