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In This Issue: June 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Dave and Heather Keller
873 Crossbow Ct.
Marion, IA
(Just south of Boyson between C Ave and Alburnett Rd.)
6:30 PM

Ice Cream Social. Kellers will provide chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Please bring a chair and a topping or dessert to share.

Sorry noticed that the You tube link from the False barrel article was not included. Here it is. This was a great project Tim and Linda recently did.

If you love the rustic look of a whiskey barrel planter but don't like fighting with the weight consider this.

Here's a quick way to modify a half whiskey barrel into a much lighter planter. If you have ever made a planter out of one of these barrels, you know that it take a massive amount of dirt to fill it. This is not only inconvenient but also completely unnecessary. We have tried to fill the barrel with milk jugs before putting in the dirt but it just does not do the job very well. In order to make this type of planter light enough to move around the yard easily, just watch this video and you will see how simple it is to make your planter much lighter than it would ordinarily be when filled with dirt. A simple false bottom (old magician's trick) is the answer!

Putting the barrel in a wheel barrow to work on it and move it around the yard makes the whole project a lot easier to handle. Half whiskey barrels are currently available for around $40 at Menard's and Lowe's stores. Go here to see how it's done:


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