My homemade weedeater (for the veggie garden)

Discussion in 'Ideas' started by cowgirl, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I know it's early, but my seed catalogs are here and I am ready for spring.

    I do not know if many of you live in the country, here's a way to weed that works for me.











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  2. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    pretty inginuitive there!
     
  3. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    That's pretty ingenious, cowgirl!
     
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks glued and Homebrew.
    That is an old picture though....I have painted the coop since then.
     
  5. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Now that is just down right cool! I wonder how chickens would get along with my 4 great danes??? Good idea.
     
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks RIP![​IMG]
    I have some active border collies that love to herd the roosters around the farm. lol

    In the fall I let the pigs into the garden to eat any leftovers and work up the ground.
    Then I clean out the barns and place wheel barrel loads of spent straw/manure into the garden.
    I sprinkle the tops of the piles with grain and turn the chickens in.
    The girls scratch and fling the piles of straw all over the garden trying to dig up more grain..................SO I do not have to spread it around myself. [​IMG]
     
  7. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now that's Cowboy [​IMG] I mean Cowgirl ingenuity [​IMG] Of course I do wonder if your breaking any Labor laws by using your Chickens like that. Don't let a politician find out, he'll spend millions on a study and then pass a law against it
     
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG] ...I should have used baling wire on it.


    I won't work them too hard....I promise. :)
     
  9. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    And I thought they were just good eattin, didn't know you could work um till time to fry, smoke, bake or grill.[​IMG]
     
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep, they sure do earn their keep.[​IMG]
     
  11. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job Cowgirl. Now that using your head for something other than a hat rack. Very good idea for garden and chicnken owners.[​IMG]
     
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Smokeys! I've always liked using pvc, it's so easy to work with.
    What I'd like to do is grow bamboo......Hmmmm, then I'd have a never ending supply. [​IMG]
     
  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Only hitch I can see is the fertilizer is applied to the wrong areas..heh...
     
  14. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Naa....chicken fertilizer is too hot when it's fresh. I use aged manure.[​IMG]
     
  15. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cowgirl, you know your sh*t! [​IMG]
     
  16. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    HawgHeaven, that's the sweetest thing anyone's said to me in a long time....[​IMG] LOL!!
     
  17. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Great idea Cowgirl! Now If I could only have chickens in my yard ... [​IMG]
     
  18. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Debi![​IMG]
    Maybe you could sneak in a couple of hens.....no roosters though, they crow all day.
     
  19. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Naw it'd never fly! I had some rabbits, first 2, then 8, then 20+ - it was perfect as rabbit is my favorite meat. The neighbors kids used to watch them hop around and life was good. One day I clubbed a few for dinner and he heard it screach and turned me in for animal abuse. The town says only 2 max and they can't be for eatting that would make it "livestock.". What else would you raise a rabbit for? [​IMG]
     
  20. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    To turn it/them loose in your neighbor's yard and see what they did with it... [​IMG]
     

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