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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Audio Podcast: Making Do With What You Have

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This is my first show after returning from my vacation that ran from Dec. 25th till January 4th. We took that time to go up to our retreat property in Arkansas and do some improvements and got the opportunity to run a bit of a “readiness drill” that we had not planned.

Tune in today to hear…

  • A reminder that I want, enjoy and appreciate your feedback even when you disagree with me
  • Global Warming” strikes again (smirk) the roads in Dallas are iced over and I am broadcasting from home
  • How we dealt with our well being out of service for three days during our vacation
  • Saved by our rain catch system, you learn to appreciate a flushing toilet
  • Using a wheel barrel for additional rain water catching, it worked and it was what we had
  • Building raised beds with native stone (pictures coming soon)
  • Considering a pool, there are more then one advantage to one
  • Thinking about “improvements” the difference between country and city improvements when considering resale value
  • The strawberry tower, an idea that will produce strawberries year round
  • Chery bushes that produce in their first year
  • Cant afford a rain barrel, how about a 10 dollar rubber maid trash can from Walmart
  • Using your mind to improvise what you have on hand and the advantages specific to your situation
  • 100-200 dollars cuts your hot water costs forever
  • Some cool container gardening ideas to get production in any home
  • Cheap grow lights? Check Walmart again, 10 bucks each including bulb and fixtures
  • Consider “dwarf” trees and bushes if you plan to move in the next few years, take your trees with you when you leave

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