Our kitchen counter looks like maple butcher block, a giant slab of maple pieces, several inches thick. Very pretty. And a custom fit: rounded on the back edge to meet the yurt wall. Guess what it was in its former life?
A bowling alley! No kidding!
Here is our bathhouse floor, pieces of polished granite and marble in a checkerboard pattern. A counter top place nearby cuts these uber-expensive counter tops from the stuff and then throws away the scrap. Which we collect. Paul cut these seven inch tiles with a wet-tile saw from such castoffs. Free (plus the expense of renting the saw).
Another example of what can be done with counter top cast offs: this is the watering place for the animals. The round piece of granite is the cutout for a bathroom sink from the same counter top place.
More recycled junk! Here’s the gate in the goat barn. Stair spindles. Cool, huh?
It’s amazing what you can do with other people’s junk. Or rather, what Paul can do.
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today's yoga practice
upcoming book releases
a few greatest hits
- the source of my power
- the emotional insanity of writing
- recycling other people's junk
- go, go, godzilla!
- spike and buffy got screwed--now with proof! (part 1)
- yurts: the downside
- the amazing emu
- 2 stories, 1 joke, and a song
- the power of mom’s day can melt even the most bitter of hearts, not that my heart is bitter, but it has gotten a bit crusty around the edges
- how to build a yurt (1 of 10)
- the solstice from inside a sundial
- screen time for fun and profit
- diggers watch tv, too
- bikini power vs. the ratty sweater
- butterfly house
- writing without pencil sharpening
- remains of the play
- bad things come in threes. or fours. (or maybe fives?)
- the 13 year visitation of the demon red-eyed cicada
- crafts for karma
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