I would like to ask the experts in the forum.
I live in Dallas, TX area where strong wind
and/or thunder storm is very common.
In order to keep my backyard tree pots
from being blown away by the strong wind,
I put rocks (draining type) to make the pots
heavier, that way they can withstand the
Is this OK? am I not going to cause any harm
to the trees (mainly Plumeria and some fruit trees)
Thanks in advance,
Pots/planters for trees in general are either straight up or of a generally
inverted triangular shape with point cut off. Allowing some distance to
top, putting rocks near the top make them top heavy. This prevents some
lateral movement, does nothing for toppling over. Gravel or similar rocks
are better off on the bottom to help prevent toppling over.
There is a simple solution, but, seeing your response on someone that
dallied from your venue, I won't discuss it.
By hand. It's good exercise and I can collect about 100 lbs. with
roughly 8 hours work and that was not steady picking. (The hill country
is pretty at sunrise). Never underestimate the poundage of lead in a
very old pistol berm. And a LOT of it is exposed.
I've not check out the rifle berms yet. I'm waiting for cooler weather.
And I have to get there before the bench shooters check in. <g>
I actually have considered a shovel and re-sieving it at home with the
hose but then I'd want to pick a LOT of the rocks out before doing the
melting. I'm well aware rocks will float to the top of liquid lead, but
There is no blood in paper targets using a 9mm or a .40. ;-)
Or a .22 if you want to conserve $$$.
Never underestimate the lead harvestability in that berm.
And you are doing momma Earth a favor.
I use an outdoor range too.
And they don't give a rats ass if I pick up lead as long as I'm not
interfering with shooters.
Get there early. ;-)
I have an annual membership.
Sunrise, breakfast taco, early morning songbirds, talk radio...
<sigh> I'll be glad when summer is over.
3 reasons (4 actually):
Casting my own bullets to save money
Current money value of the lead alloy for resale if I cast it into bars
for resale (which I have not done yet)
Removing it from the berms as a benefit to our universal mom
Oh, and it's good exercise and works up a sweat.
It's a win-win activity. :-)
I really hope that was humor ( the printed word lacks tone).
Depending on their composition, rocks in molten lead can become small
grenades, with nasty effects.
We need all the gardeners we can get.
oz, exhausted from the heat: 104 on the deck today.
have some water content.
Sand and dirt tho' do float to the top.
And yes, it was humor which is why it was worded the way it was.
I hope to gods anyone that is planning on doing led casting jolly well
reads up on it first!
Mostly Mockingbirds actually. :-)
WOAI is usually pretty entertaining.
I just keep it low so I can hear the birds. Once I'm done eating and get
out of the truck, the radio goes OFF.
Bummer. :-( I can still nail squirrels around here and Deer graze across
the street, but those are safe as I AM within city limits. A BB gun is
all I can get away with and after looking it up, the city has an
ordinance against those too, AND SLING SHOTS!!! :-P
I don't see many rabbits tho'.
Fire Ants have done hit point damage to the Bobwhite quail population
Mmm... Gun oil... Makes a good perfume. <G> (just kidding, but I have no
objections to that smell).
Why don't you shoot any more? Target Practice is a good personal
Not true! This past, cool spring was wonderful and Fall is fantastic.
You are seriously mistaken about South/Central Hill Country weather.
Winters are fairly short and only intense a month or two out of the year.
Broccoli and Chard do well here in the Winter. I might try Cauliflower
this year too.
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