K Eilander

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Recent posts by K Eilander

You may already know this, but just in case... They make fluorescent dye you can add to the oil.  Then you shine a UV flashlight at it and the leak lights up like a beacon.
(Truly a time-saver.  I LOVE that stuff!)
17 hours ago
I had heard about the Kentucky Coffeetree before, but I thought they would only grow in, you know, Kentucky.

But I just read they are drought tolerant so they may be a good candidate for us here in the West.

Anyway, I was wondering what would grow well with it as a companion guild?
2 weeks ago
To people who know this is probably going to be a "well, duh" thing, but it's got me stumped.

Whilst cleaning I came across this weird pot and I don't know what it's for.  It seems to be a double-boiler of some kind, with 4 really tiny removable cups.

Here's the pic (please excuse the messy desk :) )
3 weeks ago
Thought I'd share this amazing interview from earlier this week highlighting some of the work Takota Coen is doing.
If I had to summarize it, it looks like he's taking the lessons learned from the greats (Gotsch, Sobkowiak, Lawton, etc) and distilling it down into an actionable blueprint anyone could follow.
(A plan which he's actively following and learning lessons from.)

4 weeks ago
Could also use a gabion basket, eg
Hmmm.  Not bad.  Looking at his website, it looks like even with is mark-up you can still get one for about 1/3 the price of a Solectrac.  I wonder how well they compare.
1 month ago