Thomas Dean wrote:The dog food ones that are solid plastic I use to "shingle" chicken coops, etc. I lay them out like shingles, with broad overlapping sections and use a staple gun to hold them down. Not sure how they will hold up long-term exposed to the elements, but I have a set that have been out for almost a full year. I've also tacked them up inside of the barn to make it more wind-tight.
Larry Pobiak wrote:.
5. Great garden plant labels. I use a carpenters pencil to write on them. The writing will not fade at all! Even years later they are just as clear as the day I made them.
j flynn wrote:Hi, I once stopped to grab the sides of a crib on the side of the road and the homeowner came out and wanted to help me take the whole crib. I said I just needed the sides to make a A-frame for the melons to clime on.The look on his face when he realized that was a great idea was priceless and I asked if he wanted to keep the crib , he said no. I have several crib a-frames I use in the garden for vines and lettuce goes under it where it is cooler. I also use an upside down wire tomato cage that has the ends tied closed for vines in a flower pot to clime up.
Ruth Meyers wrote:I just have to say:
I love you guys!
Nobody around here - not even my kids - gets me. You do!
I feel affirmed here.
Jason Hernandez wrote:
The few times I forgot my reusable bag gave me more plastic bags than I could keep up with reusing for garbage, considering I was also reducing my garbage. I was that guy -- in my house, there was a plastic bag full of other plastic bags. Why the hell do they think they have to double bag everything? One bag's worth of groceries, they put in two doubled bags, for a total of four plastic bags altogether. It was so aggravating, it became the motivation for me just to skip shopping completely if I happened to forget my reusable bag. More than once, I made a scene of repacking my groceries into fewer bags, right there at the counter, and leaving them to deal with the unwanted ones. Now, I remember my reusable bag every time.
Olivia Hall wrote:
All of this is a bit in conflict with my attempt to be more of a minimalist, so I think the solution is in creating less trash in the first place....
Judith Browning wrote:
Kc, any aluminum soda/beer can will do, they are 'soft'...we cut the cans open with tin snips, removing both ends and cutting up the side so that each can could lay flat as a 'shingle'. The aluminum ones were pretty easy to cut, the steel not so easy but doable.
Then just nailed on as you would any shingle, overlapping. I'm pretty sure the roof had a solid wood surface to nail them too and we might have used actual roofing nails for at least some of it. The edges are sharp so be careful cutting and handling... once on the roof not a problem.
I don't have any photos...no camera back then or any other electronics so not so many pictures.
Lauren Ritz wrote:
I imagine you wouldn't even have to flatten them. Just cut in half and nail them in opposite directions, one facing up and the other facing down with the edges inside. You'd want a layer of flats on the edges to make sure water drains at that point.
gary calery wrote:We wash and reuse our zip lock bags. While we were doing dishes the other night, my wife brought it to my attention that the bag she was washing had the date on it of 2007. We had no idea that we were THAT bad.
Pearl Sutton wrote:
We do puzzles, and to keep them under control, put the pieces into ziplocks. I sent some to the thrift store recently, wonder what other people will think of their puzzle being in a bag labeled "mangoes 2015"