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Staycation sequel

Staycation day 2 "Fall Appreciation"

It rained enough last night to postpone any future hauling by at least 4 or 5 days.

Our solution to that was to make today the sequel to our Staycation Tuesday.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Looks like you're going to need a lot more cinderblocks after your staycation. You might just end up paving your whole driveway with them. :-)

BTW, do you get standing water in the holes in the blocks? If so, doesn't the frost break them in the winter?

Comment by Roland_Smith Wed Oct 12 17:54:03 2011

Yup, we're considering filling all of the standing water areas in this one real trouble spot with cinder blocks. We might just do the quick-and-dirty rip-rap approach, but then we'd be doing it again next year. Luckily, this is only a small percentage of the driveway --- most of it doesn't let rip rap sink out of sight.

We do get standing water in the holes sometimes but it seems to sink into the soil before freezing solid, so we haven't any trouble with freeze damage.

Comment by anna Wed Oct 12 18:41:04 2011





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