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Japanese house # 9

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Yard work and the installation of a Japanese door intercom or door phone as they say. 20000 yen for the unit and its got a camera and night lights with a big color screen inside. 8000 yen more for the wire and stuff to install it. I cleared the overgrown front yard and then dug a ditch and ran the cables for the camera. I had my first experience working with Japanese PVC conduit and it was a breeze. These things are awesome! It will save a snapshot of the person who rang the doorbell when you are not home and it has led lights to illuminate the person at night. It has an adjustable camera and it can be integrated with your home phone and smoke detectors etc. With some units you can get an extra handset like a phone but it has a screen on it so you can carry it with you around the house and not miss a delivery or friend stopping by. Panasonic VL-SV31KL kit VL-MV30K video unit VL-V520L camera

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    Organic Vegetable Garden Trellis

    Sunday, May 15th, 2011

    This easy to build organic vegetable garden trellis system from bamboo poles and twine from www.beginner-gardening.com award winning garden author Doug Green. This organic gardener lashes three poles together to form a tripod and then strings a section of bamboo fencing up the tripod. Beans or any other vegetable can be planted around the fencing unit or trained up the poles of this simple garden trellis. Doug grows his beans up the trellis and tomatoes up the poles. Using bamboo like this is making use of a renewable resource for gardening with no pollution involved. The tripods are taken down in the winter and stored out of the weather; in this way, Doug gets 5-10 years from each pole before it starts to weather and split. When the 8-foot poles split, they can be sawn into shorter stakes and used throughout the garden where strength isn’t an issue. In this way, this garden trellis system provides support for many years from each bamboo pole. Doug answers questions and published a free gardening newsletter at www.douggreensgarden.com

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