It is warm and sunny here and the grass is growing like crazy. Mowing has once again become a regular part of my day, although my wife has grown attached to the zero turn mower, so I don’t have to do quite as much. Anyway, this post is the second in my “second” Airstream refinish. Demolition has continued and I have had to take the floor all the way down and build her again. The walls have mold and years of dingy buildup, so those will have to be cleaned and then painted.(I am hoping to recruit some grandchildren for that task-my 6′ 7″ frame makes painting the rounded walls awkward)The old benches and bathroom area have been pulled out as well. There is really not too much that I liked about the dated interior. I just bought it for that beautiful aluminum shell. Well, this was meant to be a short update today. There will be more to come about the camper. The clock is ticking. It needs to be ready no later than mid July, but preferably sooner. If I can keep up with mowing, gardening, oh and the busy pee season, I should be able to finish it up in time. Until I find more words . . . The PeeMan
Greetings from the North woods!
Well we have had some nice sunny weather, but today it is brutally cold. We have had frost warnings up for the last two nights, so I guess it was a good thing that I didn’t plant my garden before Memorial Day!
Todays featured Ask the PeeMan comes to us from Deeanna:
Q. I have had squirrels build a nest under my car hood under the engine twice this past week and chew through all the wires. My neighbour suggested coyote urine and my question is – is it okay to spray the engine and under the hood with this. I don’t want to damage anything.
A. For squirrels, we recommend FoxPee and we have a product designed specifically for your situation. Our FoxPeeShots are small “pee-loaded” cannisters – you just remove the lid and place in engine compartment and on the ground near each tire – re-cap and remove before driving.
See this link for details:
We have been selling more and more of our pee shots to car, RV and boat owners who are fed up with rodents of various types chewing wires, upholstery and otherwise wreaking havoc. Mechanics and dealerships across the country are starting to recommend our product to their customers. The convenient no fuss pee-loaded pee shots make it easy to use. And as always, we guarantee our products or your money back! We have excellent customer service representatives(real people)to talk to on the phone and we are continually optimizing our website and shopping cart to make your online experience exceptional. I may be an old fashioned entreprenuer but I think that good customer service never goes out of style. My philosophy is that even if the product didn’t perform as expected every customer goes away knowing that we went above and beyond to ensure an overall positive experience. It may seem cliche’ but at Maine Outdoor Solutions LLC, the customer is always right!
Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan
Greetings from the green North woods!
Sunny and warm today. This post will be short on words and long on pictures. Since this is the second time that I have completely redone the inside of a classic Airstream camper, I decided more photo documentation would be good this time around. As to why I would take on such an endeavor. – I mean, I got pee to sell and a farm to manage, right? Well, it is like this – in order for me to do those things well, I need to have a project. Usually, it is more than one project. I want to work with my hands, mull things over in the solitude, and most importantly – see progress! I like results! So many things that we do in our lives either don’t produce clear results or the results may come after we’ve passed on. I may not pay close attention to the little details or do it like a carpenter would, but you bet I will get ‘er done!
before: inside view 1
before: inside view 2
before: inside view 4
Well, as you can see, she wasn’t too pretty when I started. I ripped out all of the beds/couches and the table area. I only really kept the kitchen unit. Even the overhead cabinets came out. The outside is really nice to look at but the dated, plastic interior had to go. As soon as it was warm enough to work in the unheated storage area where the camper is kept, I began ripping and tearing and basically gutting the metal beast. Progress has been swift and many more pictures will follow in the weeks to come. This is just to give you a taste and to begin from, well from the beginning. The first step to getting results!
Until I find more words(and pictures). . .The PeeMan
before: inside view 3
Greetings from Winterberry Farm!
The sun has been shining and spring has finally taken a firm hold up here. With 70 degree temps, it is tempting to want to start planting in the garden. But, everyone who lives in Maine knows the rule – don’t plant your garden till after Memorial Day! An unwelcome spring frost can ruin a lot of hard work. Anyway, today’s post is another in the Ask the Peeman series. These two questions came in over the peemail this week:
I’m trying to get my dog to pee on a patch of astroturf on my balcony, but she won’t do it – she will only go outside where she seeks out places that other dogs have peed. Do you guys sell dog pee or another pee that would work to attract my dog to where I want her to go? Thanks, Amie
Hi – Do you sell dog pee for training dogs to go in a particular part of the yard? If not, what would you recommend? Have you had other customers for whom this has worked? Thanks, Marie
My answer to both of these questions is plain and simple. Yes! We sell predatorpee for dog training.
In the animal world, urine is the great communicator. It not only warns prey of the presence of a predator, but also communicates territorial boundaries to members of like species. Dogs react instinctively to the scent of canine urine and this is how you can use CoyotePee or FoxPee to help you direct dogs to the areas of your yard that you designate as “dog restrooms.” Both males and females will be drawn to areas scented by CoyotePee and FoxPee and gradually make this their preferred spot. This allows you to keep the rest of the yard un-marked by unsightly stains and dead grass. Use CoyotePee for medium-sized breeds and FoxPee for small breeds.
Greetings from the North Woods!
ok, it has been a while, I know, but I am back. While I have been away, I have been busy. Airstream #2 has been completely gutted and I learned a new skill while doing it – lock picking! I googled it and taught myself – went 3 for 3 on a set of cabinets! Anyway, that is for another post. This post is about my attempts to do some greenhouse gardening. My oldest daughter and I have been trying to grow seedlings in a greenhouse I have here at Winterberry Farm. I mean what could be so difficult? Just make some benches, pop a heater in there, insulated box, watering and presto – healthy beautiful plants, right? Well, maybe my thumbs aren’t so green or maybe it is a bit more complicated than that, but we have had some “growing pains”. First, we had too much heat and a couple of the seedlings my daughter had grown at her house bit it. Then, when we figured out the nighttime temperature, they started developing white edges on the leaves and they were looking pretty sad. Apparently, that was from sun scald – too much sun. We’ve remedied that and some of the plants have recovered but I am not sure we are out of the woods yet. Before she brings the next batch of seedlings out, my daughter is going to “harden off” the plants. Well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Anyone have any suggestions or helpful hints for greenhouse gardening? Leave me some comments. Also, I have been fighting with my laying hens ever since the weather started warming up. They have been eating their eggs. I am checking 3 or more times a day so that I can rescue the eggs before they peck them to smithereens. Any suggestions to solve this problem?
Until I find more words. . .The Peeman