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Episode 71 – $0 Budget Memorial Garden Progress

I am working on a memorial garden for my lost people, and I’m trying to spend as little as I can to do it, because I’m strapped for cash at the moment.
homestead #homesteading #DIY #budget #lowbudgetgarden
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Episode 70 – $0 Budget Memorial Garden

Ali is working hard on the garden, and Mike continues his war with One Eye while assisting me.
Lots of raking and rocks, plus summer flowers are flourishing in the mountains!
homesteading #homestead #garden #gardening #Colorado #rockymountains #deer #lowbudget #broke
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Memorial Garden on a $0 Budget – Protecting the Septic Cleanout

I have had a rough pain week, but I’m trying to push forward on at least one project on the property whilst we remain in this perpetual holding pattern on the house build. I’m trying to figure out the best way to do drainage near the septic cleanout, so that it doesn’t fill with dirt. I am using a bunch of rocks from a pile that has been on the property for the past year or two, but I don’t think it’s going to be enough.
Also an update on the veggie garden which isn’t looking so hot. I really need to get my plants into some containers!
Special thanks this week to my amazing friends who lent me their voices! I let them decide how they’d like to be credited. hee hee
Crazy Cat Lazy
Creepy Guy #3
Ed Heller – www.realdeepdish.com Twitter – @bacon4pres
Julie Hunter – https://naturallyboudoir.com/
Poonicorn – Twitter – @poonicornucopia
Rena Freed
Will Malpartida
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Planning a Garden, Poopies New Toys, & Dowsing for a Well

Bob the Builder made a place for an elevated garden, so Ali is planning out a flower garden/memorial garden.
The poopy dogs got some new toys made by petstages – you can get a similar toy here https://amzn.to/2Re3tLu
the original I purchased from walmart – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Petstages-Firehose-Friends-Zebra/152706452
Mike’s mom is about to have a well drilled, and hired a dowser to come look for water. Ali got a chance to try it out.
homestead #homesteading #colorado #outdoors #diy #dowsing #waterwitching #water #well #garden #planning #muledeer #deer #dogsofyoutube #youtubedogs
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Garden Episode 5 – Sweet Potato Plants are Here. Container Garden?

We are trying out YouTube’s premier feature and you can watch this in a chat room with us at 6pm mountain time tonight!

Our sweet potato plants were shipped from Baker Creek Seeds! Ali is repotting a few things, and spending Mother’s Day working on plants.
Also, some more trail cam/game cam footage!
And Jet gets her first taste of the accordion. She’s not a fan.
Baker Creek Seed Company – www.rareseeds.com
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Garden Ep 3 + Game Cameras

I’m beginning to take the plants out, at least during the day, to start the process of hardening them to go out into the garden full time. I’ve also started another tray of seeds, and I’m reconsidering the garden location for this year. We also went around today and pulled all the video from the game cameras. #gardening #deer #colorado #highaltitudegardening
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It’s Time to Start the Garden!

I know that it’s only February, but local gardeners urged me to start my seeds NOW. So here goes this part of our adventure!
I got the grow lights as a lightning deal for $20 a piece, but they are $26 and some change last I checked.
Grow Light – https://amzn.to/2I45TeH
The seed mat also went up in price and is now $12
Seedling Mat – https://amzn.to/2WYkyvm
The seeds were purchased from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – www.rareseeds.com
homestead #garden #DIY
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OMG The House is Here!! (Video)

I’m so excited to share with you all that the house is here!!!!! It’s under a tarp for a short period of time until the foundation is ready, but SOON!!!! So much stuff happened this week! I’m so excited to share it with you all.

Click here to watch the video, and don’t forget to hit that thumb’s up button and subscribe because things are going to be heating up around here!

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I hate this video. Ali and Mike Murder Everything.

I cried my face off while we cut down all of these trees, and I cried my face off while making this video. Basically, our driveway needed to be reconfigured at the top in order to pass the final inspection for the permit and to get the okay stamp from the county. We also needed to clear an area between our property and Mike’s mom’s property next door so that her driveway permit is granted because the dirt work that was previously done over there was not even remotely up to code. So this is a video of Mike cutting down some of the 30 or 40 trees that went away and a lot of me crying about Mike cutting down the trees. This sucked. This sucked more than I ever thought it would. I’m a big, squishy, sappy girl.

Click here to watch me cry like a little girl. Don’t forget to like and subscribe. Ugh.

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Snow Day!

It’s a chilly, but beautiful day here in Colorado.

I worked on a video for homemade dog food this afternoon and I shot a bunch of footage yesterday of splitting wood and such. I hope you all had an amazing weekend. Next Saturday is the Maker Faire in Colorado Springs. We were going to attend the one in Denver yesterday, but we just couldn’t budget it in this year. I hope you enjoy the photo, and we appreciate you taking the time to read our posts and watch our videos. Have a great week!