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this photo is of the shed as we left it last November..we had to build the addition to the upper shed to house our wood boiler..we knew we were going to add an addition to it so we just closed off the north side temporarily so that we could put up the addition this year..just enough to keep the snow out..you also can note the lattice over the deck opening under the old upper woodshed that we used before we got our wood boiler..



this picture was taken today of the new shed addition and the doors under the old shed..deck..


the newly painted doors over the opening under the shed on the deck..shed is 8 x 16 on the deck was our first woodshed..the shed to the left was the boiler shed we put in in November..and then the extension is the new woodshed we just put in over the last few weeks.



Here is a close up of the doors under the upper ..on deck...older shed..the area behind these 4x4 doors is about 24' deep..





 
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i forgot to mention i like having the doors over the openings under the deck and old shed better than the ugly lattice..i'm thinking of doing doors like this under some more of our decking (we have a lot) rather than putting lattice back up..lattice is ugly..in the narrower spaces i'm probably going to use lattice..but the doors give us access with just a flip of a latch (still need to put a latch on those doors but wanted to paint them first..paint isn't even dry you can tell in that picture as light reflects off the wet paint)..have some siding left that i can use to fabricate a few more doors for under more deck opening areas..if i decide to go ahead and do that.
 
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the doors seem like a great idea. you can use the area to store  items then and still have easy access. and it might discourage any small critters from taking up residence.
 
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actually the cats do a good job of discouraging small critters from taking up residence..they eat them..

i do think i'll continue with more doors in some of the more open areas..and then use lattic in the less accessible areas where the deck is closer to the ground..i do like it..i think in winter with snow they won't open well though..shovel shovel shovel..so i'll just store things we would use in the summer and store in the winter..maybe a good place for chipper/shredder or lawnmowers?? if i was to put something to protect their tires from the dirt.
 
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  a few reflection on the caused by brenda groths reflection that cats eat critters.
    I have been wondering if you have plenty of mice do they eat snails and slugs so making themselves very usefull.
  Cats can be really destructive to wild life, i remember a documentary about eider duck, if i remember right and cats can just wander round their nests killing chicks and they don't kill them to eat them so the just kill lots and lots of them , i suppose they kill the chicks of other birds that nest on the ground like grouse.
    Don't look into the face of a lion and think you see a freind, a bit of wisdom from africa, and john olivers list of stupid people included those who pett tigers.
  My house is a mouse safe zone, i wanted it to be one that gives me a bit of hard work in mouse dirt washing up, and causes some raised eyebrows, and strange sounds in the walls.
    Lizzards eat the seeds of violetes, i read this is and here it is, just for curiosity value. 
      Related thought or not very related,. Flies seem to swarm round in the garden if i haven't had a bath, or they walk round plastic table cloths sucking up heaven only knows what. They get all round horses eyes and i thought, how big a peice of food a bit of sleepy dust must be for a fly, so maybe its natural that they fly round you if you have put off your bath, you are more likely to have some bit of sleepy dust or saliver or something stuck on your face that makes a meal for a fly and maybe a bit of milk dried stuck onto a table cloth that you can hardly see is well worth dissolving it and sucking it up for so small a creature. Maybe if you wash horses eyes the flies would not bother them so.
      I started thinking about this seeing a palestinian baby asleep on the ground on a blanket near her parents melon stall in israel when i was more of a traveler before i married and covered in flies and thought, they don't get on to English babies, so i ended up thinking it was baths that were good for keeping flies off people.
 
    I think maybe if you are very permiculture you have the palce full of mice to eat your snails and magpies and long tailed magpies to eat your tent worms though they also eat baby song birds and so on, song  birds to eat your insects and all of them cause some damage as well as some bentfit.
      I suppose the more insects you have the more you are likely to attract their predators. and so the better insect control you are likely to get. So welcome all insects to your land. have your garden full of creepy crawlies and just think how toddlers love whatching insects.

      I suppose if you have a barn full of grain you can't have it full of mice, the grain would get smelly.
        In England they used to build barns with a hole in the wall of their barns for the owls to come in through, so they could live in the barn and eat mice. Of course the more poisons and pesticides and such you have the less owls and mice, animals that get killed by poisons and the pesticides in the insects they eat.  Without natural predators is to be using more chemicals and increasing the possiblity of getting cancer. agri rose macaskie.
 
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