Today, I found the self adhesive felted pads that I wanted to use on the covers for the fish tank. I found them while looking for something else, of course. 😀 Here is where, on the tank, I want them to sit. The bar across the middle has extra surface area in the corners of … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 4: padded
Yes! The big tank now has its cat proof covers! The second one was much faster to build than the first. 😀 For those who are new to this blog *waves hello* you can catch up on the project with part one and part two. Links will open in new tabs, so you don't lose … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 3: covers done!
I have spent some time thinking about how we can convert our big fish tank into a greenhouse to start seeds in, while also making sure the cats couldn't jump in. The original covers the tank came with would have been ideal, but the hinges on those broke long ago. Since a piece of the … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 1: starting a cover
The last of our seed orders FINALLY came in the mail today. They were shipped quite a while ago! This was the first batch that was ordered. I completely forgot that, on noticing how few seeds were in the packets compared to the giant sunflowers we ordered last year (which was by weight, not seed … Continue reading They’re finally in! Also, we still have an income…
Ah, January. The perfect time to be planning our gardening! Last year, a lot of what we did was flying the the seat of our pants. Yes, we did some planning, but mostly we were just forging on ahead before things were fully ready. If we waited until we were ready before starting all the … Continue reading Charting our course
Happy Three King's Day! Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, which is our last day of Christmas. After today, we start taking down our decorations. 🙂 It was another mild day today, so when I finished my rounds this morning, I decided to go ahead and dig out the fire pit. I considered breaking … Continue reading Happy Three King’s Day, and digging out the fire pit
Hmmm. Our internet is cutting in and out like crazy today, so I'm hoping I'll be able to post this right away! Today, our first batch of seeds from Veseys came in. Yay! There are more that will be shipped later, but even so, that little box was just jam packed! You can read about … Continue reading More seeds in! and… oops. 😀
I was very happy to see our first order from Rare Seeds (Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds) come in. With so many delays in deliveries, I was more hoping than expecting. Also, I'm a suck. More on that later. 😀 Here is what came in: (click on the images to see them better) We've got 2 … Continue reading First seeds in! Plus an early Christmas present.
I posted previously about seeds we ordered from Rare Seeds. Since then, I've placed another small order from them, which I will talk about below. (all links should open in new tabs, so you won't lose your place. 🙂 ) The problem is, our first order hasn't arrived yet. It has been shipped and, as … Continue reading Garden plans for 2021: orders in, and probably way too much!
Yes, it's only the middle of November, but the girls and I are already planning for next year's gardening. We learned a lot in our first year of gardening here, and will be using that information as we expand our food growing. We have several goals and things we keep in mind when deciding what … Continue reading Garden plans for 2021