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Rock

Rock is a cheap and beautiful material, though time consuming. When you have more energy and time than money, this may be the perfect option.It's also great for swales and retaining walls.

Rock is a great material to work with. It’s cheap – especially when you live rurally where you can pick it off the ground – and easy to use. It’s also strong and natural, the earth’s building blocks. The downside is that it’s fairly labor intensive and slow, compared to other building methods.

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Planting

Planting

The past couple of weeks has seen green things appearing all over the garden and orchard.

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I did another science class at preschool/kindergarten, this time on Matter and ways of telling things apart.

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Concrete and Casting Contest

Concrete and Casting Contest

Instructables.com - Runner Up - Concrete and Casting Contest - August 2013 "Latex Concrete Rooft" won a runne...

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Gardening Contest

Gardening Contest

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Make: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things About Abe and Josie Connally

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Interview with us on the Makezine.com blog.   About our life, kids and home. View interview here.

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Holiday Gifts Contest

Holiday Gifts Contest

Instructables.com - 2nd Prize Winner - Holiday Gifts Contest - January 2013 "The Funfort" won 2nd Prize in In...

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