Wooden Sheep

Reclaimed Home & Garden
Sun shining on the new outdoor wood table built by Wooden Sheep. #reclaimedwood #outdoorfurniture #table

Sun shining on the new outdoor wood table built by Wooden Sheep. #reclaimedwood #outdoorfurniture #table

Cardinal Climber growing tall in the garden. #garden #vine

Cardinal Climber growing tall in the garden. #garden #vine

Basil and tomatoes picked from my #aquaponics garden for my boys at work. #sustainable #garden #futureofgrowing

Basil and tomatoes picked from my #aquaponics garden for my boys at work. #sustainable #garden #futureofgrowing

Okra flower in our new aquaponics system. #aquaponics #okra #garden #flowers

Okra flower in our new aquaponics system. #aquaponics #okra #garden #flowers

Wooden platform bed made from reclaimed pine. Full extension drawers provide ample storage for all goods you want to keep under your bed. Available online at woodensheep.com shortly. #woodenbed #sustainabledesign #furniture #bedframe #platformbed #reclaimedwood

California dinosaurs in our kitchen. #dinosaurs #succulent #planter

California dinosaurs in our kitchen. #dinosaurs #succulent #planter

At the FYF last week during Future Islands concert. #fyf (at FYF Fest)

Portland airport #woodenroof #architecture

Portland airport #woodenroof #architecture

I can’t imagine doing anything else right now besides eating this breakfast pizza made from scratch in the garden. #tartine #realfood #pizza #breakfastpizza #sourdough  (at manzanita food farm)

I can’t imagine doing anything else right now besides eating this breakfast pizza made from scratch in the garden. #tartine #realfood #pizza #breakfastpizza #sourdough (at manzanita food farm)

Wooden Sheep woodworking studio. This is my sanctuary. Virtually every tool necessary to use and 5000 feet of reclaimed wood to build with. #woodshop #woodensheep #reclaimedwood #sustainable #sustainabledesign #losangeleswoodshop (at Wooden Sheep Studio)

Wooden Sheep woodworking studio. This is my sanctuary. Virtually every tool necessary to use and 5000 feet of reclaimed wood to build with. #woodshop #woodensheep #reclaimedwood #sustainable #sustainabledesign #losangeleswoodshop (at Wooden Sheep Studio)

Another two weeks have gone by and some of the kale is ready to be harvested. After harvesting, A Salmonella test was done and came out negative! Everything is good to eat, thanks to our turtles, fish, and of course the natural bio-filter we were able to grow low maintenance food.

Two weeks of growth since the last progress picture. Six goldfish have been added to make it a hybrid aquaponic system (two turtles & six fish).  Their tank is located under the walkway.

Two months of fishless cycling and the bacterias in the biofilter have established. The greens are loving it!

Two months of fishless cycling and the bacterias in the biofilter have established. The greens are loving it!

Photos of our “Turtle Aquaponics” site before and after. This system is designed to cycle water back and forth from the vegetable bed to turtle tank. When the waste water from the turtle tank enters the vegetable bed micro-organisms convert the waste (amonia) to nitrates. The plants then “consume” the nitrates and grow. Because the plants remove the nitrates the water is naturally filtered and cycled back into the turtle tank.

Prior to this setup we would have to maintain the turtle tank filter every month and water the plants multiple times a week. Thanks to this system we don’t have to do any of that again. Another great aspect is that all water gets recycled over and over.

If you’re interested in setting something up feel free to ask any questions or check out one of my favorite books called “Aquaponic Gardening” by Sylvia Bernstein.

afwdesign:

A New take on the traditional deck of cards.

This is my kickstarter project funding my illustrations in a custom 52 card poker deck. The deck and prints of the cards are going to be available soon in hopes of my kickstarter getting started. So check back soon for the link and information to help get this things rolling. 

Thanks for checking it out!

AFW