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  1. Ray Speed

    3 small paddocks coming up

    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of...
    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of logs and around the back of the run there is a huge pile of leaves and junk they love playing in there...
    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of logs and around the back of the run there is a huge...
    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of...
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  2. Nevw

    Handyman tools: DG-10 air blower assembly

    Welcome Nevw. Well done! I see from the timings of your posts that it took you all arvo to get the right order! Hopefully you will soon turn you hand to gardening and self sufficiency with the...
    Welcome Nevw. Well done! I see from the timings of your posts that it took you all arvo to get the right order! Hopefully you will soon turn you hand to gardening and self sufficiency with the same dexterity as you have used to get that air gun working! And that old watering gun.
    Welcome Nevw. Well done! I see from the timings of your posts that it took you all arvo to get the right order! Hopefully you will soon turn you hand to gardening and self sufficiency with the same dexterity as you have used to get that air gun...
    Welcome Nevw. Well done! I see from the timings of your posts that it took you all arvo to get the right order! Hopefully you will soon turn you hand to gardening and self sufficiency with the...

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  3. ClissAT

    Slightly different DIY

    Thankyou Kasalia. I'd love to visit such a shop myself but in all honesty I need more fairy stuff like I need another shoulder problem!! I have so much craft stuff, there are boxes everywhere...
    Thankyou Kasalia. I'd love to visit such a shop myself but in all honesty I need more fairy stuff like I need another shoulder problem!! I have so much craft stuff, there are boxes everywhere around the house! Getting good craft stuff that's not chinese made is difficult. The chinese stuff...
    Thankyou Kasalia. I'd love to visit such a shop myself but in all honesty I need more fairy stuff like I need another shoulder problem!! I have so much craft stuff, there are boxes everywhere around the house! Getting good craft stuff that's...
    Thankyou Kasalia. I'd love to visit such a shop myself but in all honesty I need more fairy stuff like I need another shoulder problem!! I have so much craft stuff, there are boxes everywhere...

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  4. Ray Speed

    New Studio

    Not chook related but putting the final touches on my Finance's 6x9 Studio, its coming up a treat, fully insulated and lined in ply, all power in, Smoke alarms, sensor lights outside and Air con...
    Not chook related but putting the final touches on my Finance's 6x9 Studio, its coming up a treat, fully insulated and lined in ply, all power in, Smoke alarms, sensor lights outside and Air con shortly, going out to get the Paint and a few other bits and bobs today, then she moves in and starts...
    Not chook related but putting the final touches on my Finance's 6x9 Studio, its coming up a treat, fully insulated and lined in ply, all power in, Smoke alarms, sensor lights outside and Air con shortly, going out to get the Paint and a few other...
    Not chook related but putting the final touches on my Finance's 6x9 Studio, its coming up a treat, fully insulated and lined in ply, all power in, Smoke alarms, sensor lights outside and Air con...
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  5. ClissAT

    Lightweight concrete planter pot

    Here's another style I made during the week. Made out of the legs of long pants I'd cut off. This size will easily take a 140mm pot. I sealed the sides & inside then painted the outside black &...
    Here's another style I made during the week. Made out of the legs of long pants I'd cut off. This size will easily take a 140mm pot. I sealed the sides & inside then painted the outside black & gold. I made 2 similar and gave one away.
    Here's another style I made during the week. Made out of the legs of long pants I'd cut off. This size will easily take a 140mm pot. I sealed the sides & inside then painted the outside black & gold. I made 2 similar and gave one away.
    Here's another style I made during the week. Made out of the legs of long pants I'd cut off. This size will easily take a 140mm pot. I sealed the sides & inside then painted the outside black &...

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  6. Mark
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    My Fire Pit build project using retaining wall blocks & galvanised rim

    It looks great.Well done. The tutorial is awesome. Cheers!!
    It looks great.Well done. The tutorial is awesome. Cheers!!
    It looks great.Well done. The tutorial is awesome. Cheers!!
    It looks great.Well done. The tutorial is awesome. Cheers!!

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  7. ClissAT
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    Protection Frame for Tomatoes or any fruit/veg

    I allow lots of seeds to germinate were they fall so there are always plants coming up wild. Then I have the ones I want to harvest from which I protect as best I can. But the wildlife also wants...
    I allow lots of seeds to germinate were they fall so there are always plants coming up wild. Then I have the ones I want to harvest from which I protect as best I can. But the wildlife also wants those despite already having quite a lot of self sewn plants to pillage. This is what gets me hot...
    I allow lots of seeds to germinate were they fall so there are always plants coming up wild. Then I have the ones I want to harvest from which I protect as best I can. But the wildlife also wants those despite already having quite a lot of self...
    I allow lots of seeds to germinate were they fall so there are always plants coming up wild. Then I have the ones I want to harvest from which I protect as best I can. But the wildlife also wants...

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  8. Ray Speed

    Knocking up a few new coops

    Looks great. Your chickens will be very happy with their home.
    Looks great. Your chickens will be very happy with their home.
    Looks great. Your chickens will be very happy with their home.
    Looks great. Your chickens will be very happy with their home.

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  9. Mark

    What is your best and favourite garden tool for raised beds?

    I have three of those HART mini Mattocks. One for the house paddock, one out in the back paddocks for fine detail trenching and targeted weeding, and finally one for the pixies... At least, I...
    I have three of those HART mini Mattocks. One for the house paddock, one out in the back paddocks for fine detail trenching and targeted weeding, and finally one for the pixies... At least, I think that's where the third one went...
    I have three of those HART mini Mattocks. One for the house paddock, one out in the back paddocks for fine detail trenching and targeted weeding, and finally one for the pixies... At least, I think that's where the third one went...
    I have three of those HART mini Mattocks. One for the house paddock, one out in the back paddocks for fine detail trenching and targeted weeding, and finally one for the pixies... At least, I...

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  10. Ray Speed

    Deutscher 280 and 360 Ride on RACES!!!!!!!!

    nope but reckon I should lol
    nope but reckon I should lol
    nope but reckon I should lol
    nope but reckon I should lol
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  11. Scott Mac

    Chainsaw carpentry

    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt...
    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt ,felled previously by last owner, so we painstakingly cut this up and transported via a 1927 Chevy truck...
    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt ,felled previously by last owner, so we painstakingly...
    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt...

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  12. Mark Seaton

    I've been busy of the past few months

    Yep, I did fill the base with branch's then heaps of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, basically any organic stuff that was lying around, then got a trailer load of loamy soil from a mates place and...
    Yep, I did fill the base with branch's then heaps of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, basically any organic stuff that was lying around, then got a trailer load of loamy soil from a mates place and topped it mostly up, before adding a layer of potting mix blended with sheep manure, dynamic lifter...
    Yep, I did fill the base with branch's then heaps of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, basically any organic stuff that was lying around, then got a trailer load of loamy soil from a mates place and topped it mostly up, before adding a layer of...
    Yep, I did fill the base with branch's then heaps of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, basically any organic stuff that was lying around, then got a trailer load of loamy soil from a mates place and...

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  13. Shereeka

    Winter Cover

    Hi Shereeka, welcome to this board. I'm trying to imagine the type of boxes you are referring to. Raised garden beds or window boxes? The volume of the container would make a huge difference to...
    Hi Shereeka, welcome to this board. I'm trying to imagine the type of boxes you are referring to. Raised garden beds or window boxes? The volume of the container would make a huge difference to the answer. Do you have a photo or can you reply with a link to an online image, say on google...
    Hi Shereeka, welcome to this board. I'm trying to imagine the type of boxes you are referring to. Raised garden beds or window boxes? The volume of the container would make a huge difference to the answer. Do you have a photo or can you reply...
    Hi Shereeka, welcome to this board. I'm trying to imagine the type of boxes you are referring to. Raised garden beds or window boxes? The volume of the container would make a huge difference to...
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  14. ClissAT

    compost worm farm system.

    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
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  15. ClissAT

    Solar Garden Lights

    I have bought some solar garden lights. They works great so far. Not sure if it can replace your old light.
    I have bought some solar garden lights. They works great so far. Not sure if it can replace your old light.
    I have bought some solar garden lights. They works great so far. Not sure if it can replace your old light.
    I have bought some solar garden lights. They works great so far. Not sure if it can replace your old light.

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