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  • PHR
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    looks like sandy soil so that means that crops that grow beneath such as carrots -onions and room for some chickens (laying hens)

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by cudalyon View Post
    Wow....you have trees and grass! Not bad for Texas!
    You mean West Texas. East Texas is swamps. I have 1 pecan tree, and 2 mulberry trees. I had no grass when I moved here. But, like I said, I have a green thumb. You have to grow something to eventually burn down.

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  • cudalyon
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    Wow....you have trees and grass! Not bad for Texas!

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  • Rustyshakelford
    started a topic Beginning of my garden

    Beginning of my garden

    I am pretty good at gardening. Since I have only been in this place for 7 months, this is my first attempt at desert gardening. Although not manditory, I opted to call 811 and have them come by and mark any underground gas lines. All of West Texas is covered with them, and many are not marked. I like fire and all, but not when it involves a high pressure gas line, a rototiller and me drinking Guiness beer. So, I cannot till until they come by and mark things off. However, I did cut a deal with a local scrounger for a bunch of used cinder blocks at $1.00 each. I have 40, but will go get another 20 tomorrow. I also have a guy that sells me eggs and he said I could have all the chicken poo I could haul at no charge.

    Here is the area I will till up.



    I got the bricks unloaded. It took me an hour or so of chipping the old chink off the bricks.



    I then built a compost pit that should assist in keeping the wind from blowing all my rotted stuff off. Tomorrow I will get some quickcrete and fill up the hollow bricks, and smoothe over the seams. I will probably put some non-tox paint on the bricks. Some are blue and look like crap. The big cardboard box has 40 lbs of shreaded paper from my work shredder.



    I laid out the remaining bricks so that the folks from 811 know where to check for gas lines.

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