Harlan Hubbard on gardening by hand and the best use of one’s time
From “Payne Hollow: Life on the Fringe of Society”:
- I make bookshelves out of discarded wooden pallets. They don’t require book-ends. I tilt the entire shelf.
Cheap shelter/off-grid inspiration: PODS container and a few awnings
Spotted while walking the dogs the other day. Enough to spark the imagination and get the ideas flowing.
“Surely refinement of living does not consist in gadgets and machinery, but in such elements as leisure, contentment, lack of confusion, small niceties.” — Harlan Hubbard, ‘Shantyboat’
Amazon.com: Shantyboat On The Bayous 9780813117171: Harlan Hubbard: Books.
Wind damage to the tin roof on my workshop
Must have happened during the previous night’s thunderstorm. It passed through the Metroplex with 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts and pea-sized hail. Probably came through Sulphur Springs, too. Not too dramatic, I suppose, but when I arrived at the cabin this morning one of the tin slats was bent backward and wrapped around the power line that […]
Writing desk made from recycled wooden pallets
I needed a writing desk/dining table for the cabin. It would have been easier and less time-consuming to just buy a cheap-ass folding table from one of the big-box office stores or scrounge one from a local thrift shop, but as I was leaving work one day I discovered a pile of wooden pallets out […]