Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Green House

I know I promised you these pics a couple weeks ago. I spaced it. I apologize.

The bare bones were a gift from a local greenhouse owner/ friend.

Actually, I got the seed tables - 4 each 10' long and the PVC tubing about two years ago. That fall Bob leveled the ground, set in 8x8 timbers with large spikes (those ties aren't going anywhere!) then drilled holes evenly spaced apart to hold the PVC tubing. Then he cut the tubes in the top center, added shorter pieces with connectors. This created a solid frame across the top to stabilize the over-all frame.

For the past year and a half, the frame was covered with a tarp and used to house the wood splitter and the four wheeler while I kept my eyes open for used storm doors. Used ones are easy to find... it's finding them with the screens and windows still intact that created the problem. I finally found 2 complete doors this summer for $15 each!

So while my MIL was here visiting with her husband Dick, he and Bob spent two days creating the end caps. Yes, they're square for a Quonset-style shape. (don't ask lol) I lost track of how many tractor buckets of pea gravel we dumped into there. I do know the floor base is about 4"-5" thick and the overall area is 24'x10'.

We purchased a 100' roll of greenhouse grade plastic at Menards. We stretched out the length we needed, then DOUBLED it for extra durability.

That's a lot of plastic! But it created this lovely tunnel...

And this is what I have to work with:

The 4 seed tables are secured to sawbucks... with 2 seed tables down either long side. I have about 2' of clearance for a center isle. At the far end there is space on one side for my garment rack which will hold a over the door shoe organizer for my herbs and hopefully a small cabinet on the other side. The back door steps out to within feet of the compost bins. The front door is just a few steps away from a vintage mechanic's garage cabinet

and the garden shed I've always wanted. (Picture coming soon)

And yes, that is my real life Hero. He is just the sweetest man you could ask to be married to. I thank the God and Goddess every day for bringing us together almost thirty years ago.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Deborah Blake's New Book!

Okay... I don't get here as often as I'd like. Life just gets crazy, ya know. But when great things come along I have to share.

Deborah Blake's new book, Everyday Witch Book of Rituals is the absolute best follow-up to her Witchcraft on a Shoestring you could ever ask for. Have I read it yet? No. Deborah just received her copies this week and although they won't be available until Oct. 8th, I am seeing the book listed on Llewllyn Publishing. That doesn't mean they're shipping yet, but wouldn't it be cool to be one of the first in your coven to have it?

I have been working on some things in the background. I've joined a Yahoo Group of very creative ladies and we're already working on our first Tag swap with a Samhain theme. I can't wait to play.