I learned today that what we have is not a greenhouse, which is made of glass, but a hoop house, which is made with rounded supports and stiff plastic sheeting. Today was the Big Move -- it was no small task to get the hoop house from near the barn into the garden.
Before putting the hoop house in the garden, Adam finished fencing in the garden on the far side.
And he hung the screen door for me too, because it's pretty.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Now, however, he is thoroughly unhappy with the old wooden floors in the rest of the house. Sigh.
LLBean was having a massive sale. I had free coupons for merchandise from them, plus another coupon, plus the 25% off sale, so I went ahead and ordered the rug for the new floor. I was going to wait ... but ...
At last, today Adam can get outside and do the work he's been longing to do: build the new greenhouse!
First metal hoop:
Yesterday he did me a huge favor and improved my chickens' lives. He made an opening in their fence so they could get into the orchard, and he closed off the opening that allowed Ned to get into the orchard. Now ... at last!! ... my chickens can peck and eat greenery and bugs and worms to their hearts' content! I'm so happy :)
From inside the orchard, here's a view of the new fence blocking Ned out (on the right) and the new opening where the chickens are coming through.
We wanted to buy him one for his last birthday but they were all over $200! A bit steep! But yesterday they had this one for only $49, so we're glad we waited.
That's all from the farm. Hopefully in the next post I'll be showing you the greenhouse in its new home.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Guess what? I have cilantro germinating!!
Elsewhere on the farm, Adam's compost continues to do its quiet, magical work. BIG compost. He constantly turns it with a pitchfork to keep it moist, and it steams and gets hot as it breaks down into dirt.
Soon Adam will expand my chickens' yard. See the barren landscape in which they must live? Not a green thing. I pick greens and grass and toss it over the fence to them.