On December 23, 2019, the Sison Squad planned about spreading some blessings to the different people. We agreed to share "ready-to-eat and drink" foodstuffs as other people don't have anything for cooking. We targeted street people. These are the people who are homeless or sometimes, mentally ill. We bought 2 bundles of bottled water, 4 boxes of tetra pack juice, 4 packs of biscuits and cupcakes, 2 packs of "chichirya". We had come up with 40 packs of giveaways. So, we drove from our residence to where we can distribute all the giveaways (from San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan to Fairview, Quezon City). Since there was no traffic, it only took us 45 minutes to 1 hour to accomplish it. We were not able to take photos of the mentally ill person and the disabled man but when we passed by, we, of course, saw their smiles when we gave them the packs of food items. As we drove along the road, we saw street children begging for some money and others were selling "Sampaguita" flowers. Look at this senior citizen man... He is still selling rugs for his living. Objectives of this simple activity: - To see the smiles of the street people and, - Let the curious baby witness how we give. You may want to watch, like and share the full video of our activity. Here's the Facebook live link: https://www.facebook.com/MarianeMillaresSison/videos/3190999254250090/?t=16 Always remember, "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we get." Let's spread love not just on Christmas day but let's do it every day! "Blessings are meant to share; not hoarded".
----------------- Christmas is just around the corner and my front-yard was looking like a small JUNGLE. So, before crack opening a cold one with the boys I planned to fix my front-yard.
--------------------------------- For this project we need:
Protective equipment like:
Handsaw or Chop-saw
and Paint of your choice
Dismantling The Pallet
-------------------------------- Using 2 hammers I am going to dismantle the pallet. My aim is to reuse all the nails that are used in building this pallet.
Redwood and Cedar are in general the best option to building a raised garden box in terms of longevity because they are naturally rot-resistant and have been known to last for up to 20 years and they looks gorgeous.
------------------- Lets start by measuring the length, width and the height of the area where I am going to place the planter box.
-------------- Based on the measurements, I am going to assemble the two small sides first.
After that, I am going to put together the two long sides and join them all together.
Once all the sides are ready, I will paint the parallel planks gray, and the legs with black paint.
After that, I am going to add the potting mix to the planter box and plant the agave plants to the box. Well, enough of talking, now lets get started.
------------ Lets start the project by sanding the planks to give them a nice and smooth texture.
------------------- After that, with my magical super fast hands, I am going to cut all the wooden blocks and keep them aside.
Building The Box
Sides As per the plan, I am assembling the two identical small sides first. The two legs which I am going to put on the sides are going to firmly hold the 3 inner planks together.
Front Next, I am assembling the two longer sides.
This planter box is not going to move from its position. So, there is no point of adding any planks to the bottom of the box.
Joining The Sides Once all the sides are ready I am joining them all together. For a bit of extra support I am adding a metal bracket to hold the sides.
----------- Alright, that's all with the nails and the hammers.
In the next section, I am going to paint the exterior of the box as per the plan. My partner came up with an idea of drawing borders between the wooden planks and frankly speaking, with a bit of an extra effort the box now looks even more appealing.
Lining The Box
---------------------- Before pouring the soil into the box I am adding a liner to help maintain and prolong the life of the container.
Frankly speaking, the lining can be something as simplistic as a black trash bag. These bags are an easy and cheap alternative to the ground liners.
If the bag is too big or has a lot of extra length for your wooden planter, you can cut away the extra length with scissors. Place the bag in the planter to check how much of the bag you need to eliminate.
Adding Potting Mix
--------------------------- The pallet planter is almost ready. All I have to do now is to fill the planter box with soil. Remember, do not overfill it and make sure to keep the soil at least a couple of inches below the lining level.
---------------------- And now to evenly plant the Agave plants I am placing few sticks to find the right spots. And, that's it, to wrap it all up I am one by one removing the sticks and planting the Agave plants in the box.
This is another beautiful creation of the wooden pallet that is recycled into an excellent piece of work.
So, let's ring the boys and crack open some cold ones.
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Hi guys, I am here to share my experience in repairing our old couch at home. I was actually thinking of having it disposed of but I decided to mend it myself to use it on the other side of our home. At first, I could have not thought how to begin it myself but I watched the YouTube videos and read some forums to make it through. I can’t say, it was easy but it was really an amazing activity for me as I finished it in almost 2 to 3 weeks. I canvassed for the best quality but affordable fabric for the sofa and I purchased foam as a replacement to the old one. We always want to have a soft sofa for the safety of our children too. The wood forming the couch must be well-covered to avoid any accident when someone bumped into it especially our toddler. Always remember that you have to find out the specific spaces where you’re going to patch your new fabric. It is best for you to check if the woods are not damaged yet and have no termites too. You may use a gun tucker to support the foam you’re patching on the wood. Before you patch your fabric, scrutinize the textile around the hole. You may decide that you need a bigger patch to coat any frays in the area. Because the patch is larger than the hole it’s covering, pin around the edges, pinning through the patch and the garment underneath. And, here’s the result… See how a beginner like me did it. I know I can improve it in the future… Have faith!