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Hi Alana, welcome to the team.

I know what you mean, when you find your "home" it doesn't matter what it looks like to others you see all the beauty that others just don't.

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I joined the team a few weeks ago but it has been a crazy few weeks so I haven't had a chance to post anything until now. We have a early 1930's -1/2 storey home that I fell in love with and sits on just under 1/4 acre. It was a foreclosure and needed work but it had good bones and you just know when it's the one. We had to replace all the windows and doors and made some of the windows bigger, added French doors from the dining room out onto the deck, which we also added. The original front door was still on the house but definitely not secure so we took it off, fixed it up and now it is the door that closes off the porch from the rest of the house. We have been here 13 years now and I still love my home. There is always something that needs doing but that's what keeps it fun.

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I miss the warm weather too...and we are heading in to summer! The last few weeks for me have been cold and rainy, more like late fall than late spring.

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Ah sunburn on the shoulders ..... we're just about to enter Winter here so the sun is not as warm as it used to be. I miss the warm weather

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yes...everything is sore...and discovered sunburned shoulders and neck too...today shopping and indoor work to get ready for holiday...it works...an intensive day and then one using other muscles

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Never underestimate the exercise in gardening, I've come inside after gardening aching all over.

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Yesterday and today it didn't rain.....so yesterday I washed and hung on the clothesline all our summer clothes...now rain expected for the next four days and so.... emoticon emoticon emoticon 390 minutes gardening emoticon

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Been there and done the digging in the garden job, way too much work unless you have a rotary hoe or something.

The raised beds are great, if you need to fertilize just mix a bag of cow manure into each bed and the job's done. When you see the occasional weed you just bend down a bit and pull it out, no muss no fuss.

Will go over to your page now and take a look

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My backyard neighbor thinks I am crazy, he plants the traditional style row garden. His garden always looks lush and amazing but he has to put a lot of work into tilling and weeding and thinning and fertilizing each year. I prefer the beds because there is no tilling, no thinning (square foot garden method) and adding compost is extremely easy. A lot less work overall IMHO.

Plus I completely mulched the areas around the beds with red mulch, and put up pretty fencing and a gate to keep out the dog so it looks pretty as well as functional.

*sigh* I miss my garden too.

Pictures are on my page if anyone is interested.

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Excellent. So easy but it does the job perfectly

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I made my raised beds with 3 cedar privacy fence planks, they cost about $3.25 each plank. They are 6 feet tall so I cut one in half to use for the short sides and just nailed them into a rectangle; my garden beds are 3x6 instead of the "traditional" square shape but it was cheap & easy. When I needed more height for the potatoes I planted one year I just stacked them, the dirt keeps them in place. In a few places I needed smaller boxes so I only used 2 planks, both cut in half, to make 3x3 boxes.

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GINIEMIE just buy some treated planks, get the hardware store, or wherever you buy them from to cut them into the sizes you want and nail the pieces together into squares. It's the simplest way to make raised beds that I know. You can line the bottom with weed mat to stop the weeds coming through and get someone to deliver some soil or mushroom compost to fill the beds.

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NLYDDY, hi.
I'm looking for cost effective ways to add 3 raised beds to my back yard 4 X 8 feet. I have one, but last year my sweet potatoes took it over. So I'd like more. My kids aren't anxious to come and build another one let alone three. I'm a widow, guardian to my permanently disabled adult son and retired on limited budget too.
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Hi NLYDDY, welcome to the team.

I feel where you are coming from with overcoming obstacles, it's what we had to do when I was younger as money was tight then as well.

Hope you enjoy it here on the team

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Hi, I am a wife and mother of one 20 year son who still lives with us (until he retakes the ASVAB and enters the Marine Corps) along with my husband's brother who is partially deaf. My husband has been unemployed for about three years now and we are on a limited budget from three incomes now down to two. We own our home and have a small home with a decent yard in a community of about 600 people. I was raised to overcome obstacles and DIY if you can. My yard and garden is slowing coming together. I have a 14 X 14 garden with raised beds. I have been redoing my yard and garden by reusing items found like my two of my raised beds are old window frames but I still have a lot of ideas which my poor husband has to find ways for them to work. Since I don't like regular exercises I find working in my garden is perfect and more of a workout! emoticon

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Hi Andee, welcome to the team.

Wow, that was a story and a half!!!

Definitely go through the stuff before moving you just never know what has been stored over all those years, there could be priceless memories just waiting for someone to find.

If you don't have much room on your patio, why not try a gutter or bamboo garden. You can make those go up instead of taking space on the floor.

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Hi Y'all emoticon

I've read back a few posts here (love the 20-yr project on the 100-yr old house!) and I think this may be good place for me to learn from some experienced folks! emoticon

I'm Andee, 55, divorced, living in a small apartment with 3 of my 6 kids (all adults now) who have greater "disability" issues than the others. All of us have significant and at times debilitating health issues.

As part of dealing with health issues we are "TRYING" to grow some of our own food in containers on our not-so-big patio. It's not fenced in any way - so subject to people passing by at random. I can't put up any fence. I can put things out there that look like they belong in an outdoor setting; so I'm thinking I might find some sort of slightly decorative, 4 or 5-foot high things that I can use to create some sort of barrier - something that would at least keep people from actually walking thru the patio area. (I find it quite disrespectful that some people will do that)

I've never had much of a green thumb either so this is a huge trial and error sort of project for me/us. We moved here last August (after many household changes) and we're now realizing that our dream of only staying in an apartment for one lease term (ends July 31) is not going to happen. We will have to sign another year; and hope before that one ends we have changed our financial position so we can get into that house in the country (rent or own).

Which leads me to ---- we need to come up with ways - inexpensive, and easy to remove - that can make this little place our own and turn it more into a home, instead of just a place to stay while we get our business going better (so we can afford the country house).

Has anyone here ever seriously downsized their living environment? We've gone from a big house, big yard, 3 vehicles, and up to 9 people to a 900 sq ft apt w/a 6'x8' patio (which also serves as main entrance), 1 car, 4 people, and less than 1/2 the previous income. And those who left have not taken all of their things so we have various storage used up with stuff that doesn't even belong to the 4 of us here - and we can't just get rid of it - they are supposed to find ways to come get it or ship it or something (work in progress). Oh, we do also have a garage - barely big enough for 1 car, currently full with "stuff" to do something with.

So I have all kinds of projects in the works. The weather is finally improving enough to be outside more; so to work on garage more, and to grow plants outside more, and so on. (live in WI, had snow just a few days ago!) But I am feeling a tad overwhelmed - and having a tough time figuring out where to begin or what to work on when. ugh. Oh, did I mention I also have who-knows-how-many sewing projects I'm behind in getting done (or started)!

And... yes, one more, or sorta one more thing - we (me, 2 dd's, & my ex & his brother) are clearing out their family homestead...by the end of this month! Property is sold and must be vacated by 31st - anything remaining, the new owners will have to figure out what to do with. This is 80+ years of family belongings, some which haven't seen the light of day for decades! The ex is in tears over it and not accomplishing much although he lives there (and now will be home all day since he got fired (again) Friday) and his brother totally doesn't care about any of the stuff (he'd leave it all for the new owners) until we dig out something of value. He's the one that actually owns the property now but he hasn't lived there since last year and just wants to be done with the responsibility of it all. So I'm sorting old documents, photographs and other items of historical interest. The girls & I go over there 1 or 2x a week and work on emptying rooms, sorting & boxing stuff for a yard sale, and hauling various historical type stuff back to our place for the really time-consuming sort and preservation storage of it.

So there you have - my personal home and garden do-it-yourself on a tight budget story! emoticon



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Hi and welcome to the team.

I don't think there is anyone here that has lots of time and money and definitely not at the same time.

Looking forward to hearing about your renovations

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Hi Ginie, welcome to the team

It's good that your Erik can participate with the household no matter in what capacity.

I know it's not the done thing at the moment but it may be easier to paint or spray the crab grass with a weedkiller, at least you should be able to finish it once and for all.

I hope you enjoy it here and look forward to getting to know you.

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Welcome to the team Ginie!

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Hi, I am Ginie and I am a widow with custody of my adult son who suffered a TBI in 2010. Erik is unable to help much in the yard and does just a few household chores inside. I mow my yard, often and have been trying to dig up some of the crab grass. I used to have a lawn service, but since I took early retirement to care for Erik, I had to cut expenses. I painted most of the interior myself when I bought the house in 2006. I'm working on getting my office repainted this year, and doing an accent wall in my bedroom to freshen it up.
Outside, I just had a storage shed built for my yard tools and furniture. I have (gift from my children) one raised garden bed and want two more. Currently I have, broccoli, kale and cabbages growing. I'll be adding some tomato plants soon and maybe some red peppers. I had some success with those last year, as with my sweet potatoes (picture in my SP album). I also have to get rid of one Forsythia-hate the things and several dying azaleas as well as a lot of Ivy that is taking over my beds.
Last fall I planted two blueberry bushes. I have a 1/2 acre lot in a picky subdivision.
Oh and in between times I sew for my grandchildren & the house, knit for whatever reasons, and try to stay out of trouble.

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Hi and welcome to the team.

There are a few avid gardeners here and some pretty good DIY'ers as well.

Looking forward to getting to know you and hearing about your pending projects

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Hello..I am devorced a empty nest er..I have noodles of time on my hands...
I am looking forward to getting to know everyone. I like to grow flowers and veggyies...I have this vision of growing pear and plum trees this season...I also intend to plant grapes and raspberries maybe even some strawberrys. Ive had this pulling to cultivate back yard bliss but its spilling over to the front yard too. My house is a fixed upper..I plan on doing a lot of interior painting this spring..
my house is calling for a whole life makeover.
my plans are to enjoy my yard to relax and refresh from making small consistent changes.
I would love to have an herb garden create a garden just for the birds and butterfyls

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Looking forward to getting to know you and hearing about your projects

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Hello, all. I recently joined SP and am just now exploring the teams. We moved to a basement apartment in a townhouse. Nothing to improve or maintain the basement or the outdoors has been done for ... a long time, very long time. So, we started with a bunch of inside projects...and mostly finished them, but I need to complete some big ones. It's tidy and liveable now, but not up to par for entertaining. But it's planting time, so I've switched to the outdoors and will return inside during the heat of the summer to resume some of those projects. The last few weekends, I've dry-laid a small retaining wall, built some flower beds, and planted shrubs. My potted herb garden is this weekend or next. I also need to build some gates (we have a dog), privacy screens, and raised beds for veggies.

As renters, I try to keep everything cheap and do all the work myself! So far, I've had to buy new... the timeframe was too quick to try and find alternatives. But as we progress, I'll be scouting out the possibilities at reuse stores.

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Whatever we can do to help we will. Hopefully you'll have some interesting stories to tell

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Hi Hana and welcome to the team.

Aquaponic, how interesting, I've often wondered how hard it would be to set that up

Maybe some "no dig" gardens would be easier and cheaper for you if you are looking to grow veggies etc. Basically the only cost is the Lucerne (Alfalfa) hay and the plants.

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DIYSers, just finished renovating a 1240 sq ft. home in the last 15 mos. We're hoping to redo the deck and the flower beds this year, and do some decorating indoors..

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Hiya Susan and welcome to the team.

As long as you love the idea of DIY, that's good enough for this team. We all can't get "hands on" with a lot of stuff so just have to do what we can and check out what everybody else gets up to.
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Good to see you tackle the small stuff first to "wet your feet" so to speak, remodelling and DIY around the house takes time (not to mention money) and patience.

I'm sure anybody here will be happy to help you if they can.

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Hello flowerdalejewel and members,

Thanks to all of you who have welcomed me to the group.

I'm pleased to read you're not in the fire areas of Aussie, Flowerdalejewel. It looks frightening for those who are.

Today I am ready to wipe off the sanding dust and prime/seal the damaged paint spots prior to filling the holes...walls and doors in the laundry. The french doors will take some time.

Hope you're having as good a day as I am emoticon It's not so hot today and much nicer to work. And the food plan is working! Today anyway!

Cheers, Clare

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Fires are also a worry for me where we live and people are careless in our area usually in our summer when it gets so dry.

My hubby and I are also DIY-ers too..we did the same as you Karen..and we not only have deer that will eat our garden but raccoons, rabbits, deer mice and ground hogs. We tried all the plants and sparys and they don't ever work. So we finally resorted to an electric fence. We have one strand low to the ground to deter the coons and one higher that will zap the deer. It won't kill a deer but a smaller animal it could but usually it doesn't but just deters them from getting in. We have no problems with our pets getting near it but now cats maybe a different story as we don't have cats..Hubby fixed it with an off and on switch at the garden and also has a gate type thing fixed so he can get the tiller in without removing part of the fence. It works for us. When we had chickens we had to have an electric fence there as well. Raccoons and mink were chicken thieves and before our rooster got big enough to keep the hawks and crows out...so it can sometimes feel like your in a major battle. We have been homesteading now since 1979 and it has mostly been trial and error..we have learned things as we go..We got rid of our chickens this past year as it cost more to feed them than to buy eggs at the grocers and we don't eat that many eggs anymore so we were giving them to the kids..so we gave our flock to one of our sons and when spring gets here, they can give us the eggs now..plus they tie you down so much. We now have 3 dogs and if we plan trips we will take one with us and the other 2 our neighbor will feed. We have ponds so the watering wasn't so necessary and we do have a dog feeder but just to give them attention, we get the neighbor to come over and play with them a little while.

Good luck on your gardening. I'm already dreaming about mine. Hoping hubby gets a cold frame made soon, Our local grocers was without lettuce yesterday so wanting some fresh salad greens. I won't buy the bagged lettuce as always afraid it is tainted. My body can't tolerate the stuff they put on it to make it last longer..msg..and things like that so can't chance it.

Off to track early this morning.

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Thankfully not near us. We had our turn in 2009 with the worst fires in Australian history. I tell you it's scary being in the middle of something like that. I just hope everybody is safe in these areas.

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Jules,

Are you anywhere near the wildfires that I've seen on the news? It looks like some scary things are going on right now.

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Hi Clare, so glad you could join us here. Looking forward to getting to know you and hearing more about your DIY

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Hi everyone. I'm Clare. I'm in process of sanding and preparing the back entry of my 100+ year old house. Double french, wooden frame doors with ridged glass and nicks to be filled. I hope to have it all done and painted by 18 January. Nice to read of your endeavours on here.

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Hi and welcome Karen, Lindsay and Mary.

Don't have a problem with deer here in Australia, but have a major one with parrots. They eat anything that is edible and everything has to be covered if you want to get anything to harvest.



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Hello all, I am Mary and I know nothing at all about home renovations! My husband and I bought an 80 year old house 3 years ago, thinking we would be settling in this town and have time to fix it up. Unfortunately, we never made "fixing up" a priority. Now my husband has a job opportunity 100 miles away and I am staying here until I can get this house on the market and sold!!

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone here and learning some tips and tricks if I can! First up is removing hideous wall-paper from 2 bathrooms, the kitchen, and one hallway. Wish me luck!!

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I am Lindsay and I love gardening!! I am in the hills of CT and fortunately don't have to deal with deer eating away my veggies Karen!!! I have heard of certain smells turns them off maybe a spray of sorts? my inlaws use some on their lilly's but they don't always work. I am thinking about moving my garden this season coming. I have had mine in the same area for several years and while moving plants around in there I feel like it might be time to move and expand. I also am trying to plan a kitchen reno with a paint job on my cabinets. I love my cabinets they are made of hardwood. I would like to change the hardware as well and maybe add some molding too. We are planning to do a tile backsplash and updating the countertop. If anyone has done any of these things please share with me your experience and what worked and what didn't work so well!! Look forward to speaking with all of you!

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Hi Marilyn, welcome to the team.

Looking forward to getting to know you here. Drop on by the Chat thread and get to know us

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Hello Everyone, My name is Marilyn and I live in southern Ohio. I haven't been back to SparkPeople for quite a while. High time I get back with the program. I find the folks to be very helpful and encouraging. I plan to lose weight this year and hopefully get my diabetes in control.

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Welcome Gail. I'm Barb and DIYself-er for some years now.

Well have had major problems with the new PC..called HP and they walked me through resetting windows 8 so lost everything I had added..got to try to find the order number for the word program I had downloaded and lost..it wouldn't let me back up anything or would have backed it all up first..it is really the pits having to start from scratch but it seems to be working much better so probably something wrong with windows 8 to begin with..new program so always has bugs..I'm almost afraid to add my old software back into it..but will work on it today. I had plans to do some rug hooking today but doesn't look likely..need to reorganize and clean my studio still but don't think that will happen today either.

Today is my new start with the diet again. I had quit about a day before Christmas and wouldn't you know it gained 5lbs...so back to the grind..going to be more committed than last year...which I did lose 30lbs last year so hope to do better than that this year. Have major trip planned this summer so want to be in shape enough to do some major walking then.

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Hi Gail and welcome to the team.

We've been a little slow with the DIY here over the holiday break, hopefull we'll have some inspiring ideas this year.

Looking forward to getting to know you


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emoticon to the team Gail! I had an organic veggie garden for a few years until I moved this past summer but I never had much luck with flowers.

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