So I actually bought 2 3d printers. A Anet a6 which I got a full refund on because of all the issues it had and a Kingroon 180 off of amazon that has been fantastic https://amzn.to/35NWezQ . I have never used a 3d printer before so I have been learning a lot. My biggest worry was learning a 3d design program but Tinkercad has made that easy. My first prints have been camera covers for my Wyze cameras so I can use them outdoors. I simply downloaded another design I liked then went ahead and modified it to my liking. You can see my resulting design here https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4100285 as well as a few pics of the completed prints.
I picked up this 90 gallon stock tank with low walls from Fleet Farm for my dog. This gives her somewhere to cool off when she is stuck in the yard on hot days. It’s also a nice place to get her clean after she cools off in the ditches and mud puddles. I believe this model cost 70 dollars, they don’t carry it anymore though. Sorry for the puppy talk…. video was just to cute not to share. She uses this tank quite a bit during the summer.
How I made a 5 gallon water bottle for rabbits using a bucket and rabbit drinking nipples. The water nipples I used in this video are these https://amzn.to/2R8RqRU . You should be able to use this process to make any size water bottle for your rabbits. I used a 5 gallon bucket so I can put a bucket heaters/stock tank heaters inside it for winter. I’m putting multiple nipples on so I can place this inside one tractor then have a nipple go through to the other. That way I only need to heat 1 bucket this winter for both tractors.
Kool Breeze koolbreezesolarhats.com makes these cool “pun intended” solar powered hats with a fan built into them. I have used this hat all summer and it has worked great. You may be asking why I am posting this in the fall. Well 2 reasons 1 sales, I would assume there will be sales on these on the off season. Secondly I did not want to recommend it without testing it which I did all summer. I would also recommend a moisture wicking skull cap to wear under the hat.
Here are a few of my favorites
Mission Enduracool Cooling Helmet Liner https://amzn.to/2XrOfFN
Under Armour Unisex-Adult Mesh II Skull Cap https://amzn.to/2Qz0uPp
Mission VaporActive Cooling Skull Cap https://amzn.to/2KBnxpf
Under Armour Men’s ArmourVent Skull Cap https://amzn.to/2QuYnMI
I wear one of these any time I am doing enough work to make my head sweat. Being practically bald there a great way to keep sweat out of your eyes and keep you cooler. I am not affiliated at all with kool breeze hats, I just like there product, however if you purchase an item on amazon using my links I may get a small commission.
Showing where the rabbit tractors have been for the last 6 weeks. The grass in these areas started off being 4-8 inches tall and now it is right down to the ground. Starting at 1:52 is time lapse video of my male rabbit eating grass right after I first got him. At 2:08 is some closeup footage of the rabbits and there new feeder I installed. Get it here https://amzn.to/2pjboh5 . I then talk about there winter stand and a few minor modifications I made to the tractors. The wire I used to make the top of there winter stand is this https://amzn.to/2qMhNly
Putting together all season rabbit tractors I designed on tinkercad. Design video https://youtu.be/RVRl5RzhhUM 17:49 to skip ahead to a time lapse build of the second tractor.
- Main Materials Build list below:
- 50 foot roll 1/2″ wire mesh for sides and top “enough to do 2 tractors.” https://amzn.to/33Gugps . You could use other fence as well, this is just what I went with.
- 2 2″x3″x8′
- 2 2″x2″x8′
- 4 2″x2″x 19-20″ these are the filler pieces for the inside corners of there nest area. They do not have to be perfect there just filling air gaps. Plus giving you something to attach the plywood to better.
- 3 2″x2″x 20″? this depends on your plywood thickness if your plywood is thicker you need to make these shorter.
- 3 2″x3″x 20″? same thing as the 3 2″x2″x 20″?
- 5 2’x2′ plywood 6 if you want one for a roof with very little overlap. I ended up using a 2’x4′ piece for my roof’s/doors.
- 8+ 1″x2″x8′ slat material 8 foot long. Whatever you use you want your gap spacing at a maximum of 2″ apart. This is to keep the rabbits from digging out. I did 2″ and I have found that works really well. I may try skinnier slats so even more ground is exposed and in that case I will need more slats. When I move the rabbits now they can easily ride on the slats which works well. The current width of slat may be ideal for there foot health especially in the winter. When I have them over wire mesh below the tractors.
- 25 foot roll of rabbit wire 16 gauge 1/2″x1″ https://amzn.to/2qMhNly this is optional. You will use this in the winter if you raise the rabbit tractors off the ground. This is enough for 3 tractors if your a little creative, “its a foot short to fully cover 3”. I will have another video showing how I used it to get mine off the ground soon.
Testing the 40 volt Ryobi string trimmer RY40250 on brush and limbs. With the Ryobi Expand-it 8″ Brush-Cutter Trimmer Attachment RYBRC77 and a aftermarket renegade carbide brush blade installed. https://amzn.to/2LIgV9y
I un-boxed and tested this trimmer with the string trimmer attachment in this other video. https://youtu.be/ECU8cdV4LnI
I take the new 40v Ryobi string trimmer RY40250 out for a rip. The first 11 minutes is un-boxing blabbering. If you just want to see green stuff getting destroyed skip ahead to 10:54 .
10:54 start trimming tall grass along/in ditch
15:10 showing and talking about my favorite edc knife you can buy here https://amzn.to/2YHfStJ or save a bit and get the 6 pack https://amzn.to/2YjtRKO
21:60 cutting thistles and other thick weeds
27:30 cutting needle thistle “the one that looks like it has sewing needles attaches to it with a really thick stem and purple flower heads
28:30 bye bye poison ivy/oak?
32:02 biggest thistle I have found 1/2″-3/4″ stem cut like butter
33:50 side by side with the 18volt hybrid trimmer
37:54 cutting sawgrass, wild rasberry bushes etc in ditch area on new property with the last of that battery
Most of the cutting with my 5ah battery was recorded in this video. It is missing about 10 minutes on the other side of my driveway. So I would say that you should get about 20-30 minutes of pure cutting out of the included 4ah battery.
I found this Barred Owl laying in the middle of the dirt road near my house unable to get up. The next day I was able to take him to Wildwoods https://wildwoodsrehab.org/ however once examined it turns out his wing was shattered near the shoulder and he could not be saved, they humanely put him down. Btw I did take the water away that night not long after making that part of the video once I read Wildwoods website about not giving food or water.
My heavy duty garden benches I made to put my garden planters on and an update on the plants on my deck. These do 2 things raise up the planters so there easier to work on and more importantly get my plants up higher so they get the morning sun. Before when they were on the deck itself the roof would block the sun from them, another thing it does it protects the deck from the wet soil/bags sitting right on the deck. Also I suppose it gives me more storage room under the benches.
If your interested in the cloth gardening bags/planters featured in this video check out the below links.
30 gallon bags https://amzn.to/2JhZs6o I had issues with the fabric beside the handles ripping when trying to move these however they are loaded quite heavy so maybe with a lighter mix they would be fine for moving around, plants are growing well in them, watch for my update video to see the damage and how the plants are doing.
15 gallon bags https://amzn.to/30fooBl these bags are really awesome I have all my tomato plants in them and they look to be doing very well the oldest 2 are already blooming and looking very healthy. These bags were also awesome for moving dirt with as seen in the video.