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Friday, Mar 8, 2013

K. mentioned a great piece over at the Backwoods Home web site: Low-cost raised beds. [JWR Adds: That design will work for a couple of seasons. But in the long run it has "more work" written all over it. Here in the Inland Northwest, the preferred material for building raised beds is usually 2" thick cedar planks. Most of the small cedar mill operations have a "seconds" pile where they sell random-length boards that don't meet marketable standards, for various reasons. (Wane, checking, punky spots, et cetera.) This lumber sells for just a small fraction of the cost of the higher grades. With each $80 to $100 trailer load of cedar "seconds" I'm able to build four raised beds that are 12 feet long, 4 feet wide and 18" deep. They will last for decades, even in our wet climate. OBTW, I always staple on 1/4" mesh wire netting to the bottom of each bed to keep the moles out. ]

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Mike Williamson sent a link to a graphic that illustrates the TSA's latest "though shalt nots" for penknives on commercial airliners. It is bothersome that not only must the The Powers That Be make the sheeple jump through flame-filled hoops, but they keep changing the specifications of the hoops.

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Rand Paul Filibuster: Hour By Hour Footage Archive. Meanwhile, some "moderate" Republicans (read: RINOs) sided with BHO & Company. I was glad to see that a few left-wingers chimed in, in support of Rand Paul.

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I noticed an interesting ongoing thread over at The Mental Militia forums: Creating Hidden Storage


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