Jennifer Richardson wrote:Thank you so much to whoever sent this amazing book selection for us boots—we have all been wrangling over who gets to read which ones first!
Mike Haasl wrote:One trick to shortening chairs, or getting all four legs to sit evenly on the floor, is as follows..
Set it on a flat surface. If wobbling, hold it or weight it down in the way you want it to sit. Using a spacer of a desired thickness, mark around each leg. So with a 1" spacer you'd mark 1" off the flat surface and then be cutting 1" off each leg. Or a bit less off the short leg if there is one.
Reid Robison wrote:here are a couple favorite quotes from One Straw Revolution:
"when it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the effort to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized"
"nature is in constant transition, changing from moment to moment. people cannot grasp nature's true appearance. the face of nature is unknowable. trying to capture the unknowable in theories and formalized doctrines is like trying to catch the wind in a butterfly net."
definitely some words to grapple with. because the whole point of them is to see where they are pointing, and then let those words go. we cannot understand the unknowable through thinking.
this book is beyond farming. it's connecting Buddhist philosophy into farming. bringing the omniscient knowledge of nature into the way we live our lives.
Tom Allyn wrote:Was this issue ever addressed or did the original poster decide to accept that his structure would rot into the ground in a few years?
Someone mentioned concrete blocks. That would help some but the hut would would still shift around from frost heave.
When building a shed roof it's best to face the low end of the structure toward the dominant direction of incoming storms. This way the roof protects the most vulnerable wall. Long roof overhangs protect a structure. Any wood exposed to the weather in northern climes will soon rot.
David Baillie wrote:
Daniel Kaplan wrote:My dad has an app on his phone that you can point at the sky and will tell you the path of the sun at different times of year. I wonder if that would let you analyze different spots around the yard quickly. Probably direct observations is better, though. Direct observation with a small system is probably better yet.
Hi Daniel, what app is your dad using? I'm always curious about these things.
Cheers,. David Baillie