I’ve been looking around for other simple woodworking projects and this looks like something I could handle. It’s great to see a video tutorial and this is definitely something I’d like to start doing on this website so watch this space.
I’ve grown up by the seaside in Thanet, Kent and I guess I’ve been spoilt by having that on my doorstep and so I’ve never ventured further but last weekend I went to Dymchurch beach.
I was amazed by how big it was, a three mile stretch of sandy beach!
I took the video above as it was a little windy but loved the scene created. As you can see it was pretty empty but I’m sure it’ll get busier once the holidays begin.
Want to know how to get there? Here a link.
So you’ve had a few deliveries, got a couple out of skips, been given a handful by friends… and now you actually have too many pallets! What do you do?
The people in Alesund, Norway do something very different to celebrate Sankthans or ‘Midsummer’ which is a festival held on 24th June every year to commemorate the birth of John the Baptist. They make a big tower and then set it alight!
Unbelievably the build it 130 feet high and then they light it from the top! I wouldn’t want to have that job!
Looking for a small project? How about this DIY Gel Firepit? All the instructions are in the video but you can also get a step by step guide here.
The warm weather is finally here and on Friday I plucked up the courage to get my bike out the shed and cycle to work. I’m lucky that there is a cycle path called the Great Stour Way which runs right from the village centre all the way into the centre of Canterbury so not only do I get to avoid any cars but I also get to cycle through some great countryside and see lots of animals along the way too!
The video above shows my cycle speeded up by four times, and if you really want to relive it then you can see the full-length version here.
I took the video using my SJ4000 action camera mounted to my handlebars. It’s just like a GoPro but much cheaper, so if you’re looking for a waterproof action camera you can use on you bike, car, even underwater then I’d recommend it.
Of course you don’t need to get a dedicated camera and can use your smartphone which is what I used for the clip below of the sheep I get to cycle past.
Once the videos are up on YouTube then you can easily edit them and add filters etc. so don’t worry if you’re clips aren’t the best.
You don’t have to own chickens to know what chicken wire is, and in most instances you’ve probably used it at some point too, but do you know how it’s made? Well here is the answer!
This is a gambion machine which twists flexible galvanised steel wire into what we know as chicken wire! This is where the Geek part of Garden Geek comes to the fore!
My chickens know that I’m the one who feeds them and always follow me around in the hope that I’ve got a tasty treat for them but this video of a Russian duck farmer is simply amazing. They obviously know that he’s the one who feeds them!
The farmer walks out of his barn, shouts orders at the ducks, who then proceed to line-up and in a nice orderly fashion waddle into the barn!
Ok, I know we’re well into January now but I haven’t posted a blog for quite a while so thought I’d dip my feet back in with just a quick update.
Not surprisingly it involves the chickens again as they as so easy to write about and can hopefully get things ticking along.
I took the video using my new action camera I got for Christmas and had it mounted on a pole to get a more unique angle. I didn’t intend to add the Jaws soundtrack but it works out quite well!
I hope any readers had a good festive period and I’m so happy that the days are now getting longer. Lots of planning to do!