We had a beautiful warm day today - prefect for working outside! Our peas are among the things that require the most preparation before we can direct sow them, so we decided to focus on building trellises for them. After looking over some design ideas, drawing some sketches and making some decisions, I headed out … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: building the first pea trellis
As the temperatures have gotten warmer and the snow melts away, I've been able to expand my morning rounds. Today, I was able to reach the barn and a shed near it, for the first time in months. I had a purpose in mind. One of the things we have found all over the place, … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: solution found… maybe?
One thing about our internet being a problem is that we're really learning what browsers and websites are data hogs of one type or another. Chrome is better than Firefox, and WordPress is just awful. Not just the editor, but simply trying to view other WordPress blogs. I don't know what they're trying to do … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: making grow bags
Yup. We stayed home. With my concerns about the drive, my older daughter was willing to take time off from working on commissions to go with me. Her sister is my back up driver, who would be able to take my mother's car to come get me, if it ever came to that, so she … Continue reading Guess what didn’t happen?
It looks like we're being hit by the edge of a storm passing to the south of us, so we wanted to make sure we could close the inner door overnight. All I wanted to do was trim the pegs and get them flush to the surface, first. You'd think that would be easy, right? … Continue reading Hinge fix, continued
Well, for better or for worse, I've started working on the door hinges. This is intended to be a temporary fix, until we can replace the door and frame completely, but I have no idea when we'll be able to do that, so this patch job may need to last a while. The first thing … Continue reading Starting on the hinge fix
Today, I was finally able to continue setting up cat proof greenhouses in our unused fish tanks, to start seeds. What I wanted to do was line the tanks with rigid insulation where they were near walls. Since there is no way to lower the lights to be closer to the seed starts, I was … Continue reading Converting the fish tanks into greenhouses, part 5: all set up and pretty much done
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!
Yesterday, I got started on making covers for our big fish tank, to keep the cats out. Today, I assembled the first one. Of course, things did not go to plan. Does anything ever? 😀 One of the things I needed to figure out was how to secure the hardware cloth to the frame pieces, … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 2: changed plans