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I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the new year.  My past year has been met with unexpected and exciting events.  The Engineering contract I had taken on turned into a full time gig with a company and so my work here has been put on hold as the company keeps me busy.  I am still working on developing more items for sale and doing some custom work, and always available to entertain some engineering work.

My attempts to do handyman services met with too many added complications that kept me from actually obtaining that goal.  I did pass my contractors test, but the cost of insurance and bonding was more than I could afford.  So for now, my dreams of being a handyman in Oregon are just that – maybe I will save up enough at some point to be able to make that happen.  For now I will keep posting past work I have done in my life to give examples of my abilities.

Welcome

Family-bedsMy name is Charles Todd Evans and I want to thank you for visiting my site.  I am single father of two incredible children, a conscious person, and considered a man of many talents. I am here to offer you those talents in the form of services that will enrich your life and hopefully make the world a better place.

Please visit my services tab to see how I can meet your needs. In general if you need anything done I can do it and I will do it in a professional, courteous manner with a focus on sustainability.

I look forward to meeting you,

Charles T. Evans, PE

3 Responses to Welcome,

  1. Eke says:

    Yo whats up buddy. Nice, hope this builds and goes well for ya.
    Peas.

  2. Bonnie Laprade says:

    This is an awesome site. Love you enthusiasm and skills. I know from past experiences that anything you do is professional and done right and with a great attitude. Actually I had a question. We have a small pond that grows an enormous amount of pond moss or some sort of green stuff. I am trying to scoop it out and dry it and grind it up to use as fertilizer in flower beds. First, is this a good idea and second, how can I grind it?

    • Charles T. Evans says:

      Hi Bonnie,

      Thank you for stopping at my site and I truly appreciate the kind words, I try my best.

      In answer to your question, yes you most certainly can do exactly what you are suggesting. Fresh water or Saltwater Algae is an excellent natural fertilizer and has been used by gardeners for centuries, you may be familiar with seaweed (complex form of algae) teas that boost your garden. I have a simple post that talks a little about it, maybe it would be helpful: Algae as Fertilizer

      As for grinding up the algae you can use a pith and mortar bowl for small applications, an old grinder you pickup at a second hand store, a container with a 2×4/tamp/vertical spade/etc that allows you to beat/chop the dried algae into powder, a commercial grinder, a blender, an concrete mixer with a few rocks in it for pounding it to powder, a small wood/leaf chipper with bag attachment, a container that you can put a weed eater into and use it like a giant hand held blender, etc. Really the method is limited only to your available resources and imagination – intent is to safely beat the algae into powder. For medium to small applications I would probably recommend just using a container with a vertical spade to beat/chop the algae up. If this is not physically possible or poses a risk then try one of the powered options like the container weed eater option.

      I hope this helps and if you need help with your specific application I would be more than happy to have a phone consult or other so that we can get you going on using your new found natural fertilizer.

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