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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green house planning

Happy St. Patricks day to one and all. Being Irish I did fix the traditional corned beef for supper tonight. We had fried potato cakes, green beans, corn and corn bread with it. I didn't take time to fix cabbage with all this as I am the only one who will eat it.
We plotted and planned today and got some ideas and prices on material to build a greenhouse that will serve my needs here on the farm. It will be about 12 ft long and 10 feet wide with a peak of about 7 ft or so. The cost will be roughly $150 in additional material which in my opinion is not bad for the size. So tomorrow we will start on that project. Jason and I went today and looked at the greenhouses my friend has on her place to get ideas for building our own on a smaller scale. She grows plants for sale and I will only be starting and growing my own seedlings. I still need to start sweet potatoes, maybe after we get the greenhouse up. A lot of the material we already have lying around here such as the re-bar, used rubber roofing to go on the ground inside. We will be using some used pipe from the oil fields and will need to purchase some treated lumber and plastic for cover. The plywood end enclosures will be made from material we already have as well. This should be a fun project. I know its a dream but am hoping anyway that we can finish in a few days. Will post pics as we progress.
The young guys that had come here to pick up junk metal and haul it away came back today and got 2 more loads. This was a big help to us as we don't have to take a whole day to collect and haul off this junk. And the place looks better to boot. So I am a happy camper.
Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



Mrs. Mike said...

Yippee, I love a greenhouse!

Mike found one for me last fall from some folks who never used it for more than storage. They gladly gave it to us but we need to move it. I'm a-hoping I can have it ready for the fall season to tuck away 'tenders'.

Have a great week-end, Stella!

stella said...

Hey Mrs Mike, gosh I hope ya can get the greenhouse. I really like this thing. It is so nice to have a place to put plants instead of in the house under the ironing board with lights. lol