Mike joins Rick and Eric to talk about first time gardening again. Mike has been without a vegetable garden for a few years and we talk about raised bed gardening, straw bale gardening. There's some info on RootSimple.com about straw bale gardening.
As an example of how to dial back expectations and bite off more than one can handle, Eric talks about not tapping every sugar maple available to him, because you then have to haul all the sap from that tree through the snow and boil it. So plan and dream, but don't do more than you can handle.
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Mike brings up Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen, suggesting he has a more elaborate maple sap collection system than Eric has.
Mike has started doing DIY bike maintenance, repairing his own bike, especially the fine tuning. He has an expensive bike and didn't want to mess it up, but it also goes again the collective nature of GardenFork types to have someone else repair your bike. He needed some sort of bike stand that he could make himself and after some web research came up with a simple strap that hangs the bike from the ceiling.
But we've decided to still have the experts tune the wheels and deal with the spokes.
We then touch on rude car drivers and rude cyclists, and find that there are people like that in all groups. Share the road!
Great podcast. Can I have a pic of bike stand?