Blueberry cage keeps birds away

Blueberry Cage Keeps Birds Away

Birds Kept Eating all Our Blueberries

A long time ago, we planted a bunch of blueberries. We planted 5 bushes total of 3 different types to grow as many blueberries as possible. Each year we got more and more blueberries, but we also have lots of birds. We have so many birds now, you can even hear them in the backround on the video above. The problem was the birds were eating all of our blueberries. Luckily, my Dad and I came up with a way to stop the birds from eating all our blueberries. We built a blueberry cage!

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Last Kids on Earth Monster Box. Great books for kids stuck at home

Cool Books for Kids Stuck at Home

"Last Kids on Earth" Books are Cool!

I just finished reading the book, "Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade". It's all about these 4 kids named Jack, June, Dirk, and Quint, and they have many adventures with all kinds of monsters and zombies, some good, some bad.

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Shindaiwa gas-powered hedge trimmer multi tool

Shindaiwa Makes Great Hedge Trimmer

Great Hedge Trimmer!

Shindaiwa makes trimming hedges easier.

A while back, I made a video showing how I turned my yard from basic to professionally landscaped on a budget. Basically, I hired a landscape architect to draw a landscape plan, then I found a wholesale nursery and put the yard in myself by following the plan. A key part of the landscape plan were the hollies and hedgerows that added structure to the yard. Today, I want to talk about the great hedge trimmer I’ve found to shape those hollies and keep the hedgerows looking their best.

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Stihl leaf blower won't rev up? Check out Steve's Small Engine Saloon on YouTube!

Leaf Blower Need Repair?

Leaf Blower Stopped Working?

A hand-held, high-powered leaf blower can really help you maintain your landscape. But it's a real pain when your leaf blower stops working and needs repair, especially if you're trying to get the fall leaves up off the lawn, out of your yard, and out to the street for pick up. When my leaf blower stopped working last fall, I was thinking it was going to cost me at least $100 plus all the time finding a repair shop and waiting to get it fixed. Luckily, I found a great online resource that helped me get my gas-powered leaf blower back up and running in about 5 minutes for nothing.

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Mountable and portable extension cord reel for your garage ceiling

How to Install a Retractable Extension Cord in Your Garage Ceiling

Install a Retractable Extension Cord in Your Garage

A Safer and More Convenient Electrical Cord 

Like a lot of people, I do woodworking projects in my garage. For my miter saw, table saw, and other power tools, I had always used a regular old electrical cord (a "drop cord"). It worked, but it always ended up tangled on the floor and in my way. So, recently I started looking for a retractable extension cord reel that I could mount to my garage ceiling. The one I found has worked out really well. It's even portable! Thinking it might help other garage woodworkers, I made a video showing how to install the retractable extension cord reel I went with. You can see it and some photos from the installation below. 

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