Tuesday Train & MOOOORE Greenhouse

Greenhouse Update #2 Okay, sorry, for the title silliness, I’m just really really really excited about how this greenhouse is coming together. ….maybe because I didn’t have to do any of the work this weekend?? Here’s what happened. Very large competent men arrived. Pounded rebar into cinder block spaces. Mixed concrete and poured it in the cinder block. Set anchor bolts. Waited 3 days. Installed foam installation. Set sill plate. Put up walls with header boards for windows. Installed ceiling joists. And this is where “we” finished…. Next step….frame side walls, install doors and windows. Ride the Train!  (and hop on the new Twitter train below) Tuesday Train is a weekly link-up hosted by My Mad Mind and The Survival Mama and Shellie Sakai. Here’s how it works: Follow me (via email or newsletter) & the other 2 hostesses (first three spots on the linky) Leave a comment for me if you’re a new follower via email or newsletter and I will follow back Include the link-up button in your post! Link up your blog post for “Tuesday Train” ….and NOW you can link up your Twitter to the newest car on the train!   Be sure to add your TWITTER link, and same “rules” apply. Share...
Greenhouse Update & The Tuesday Train

Greenhouse Update & The Tuesday Train

Greenhouse Update Even though it’s currently trying to snow, it was a stunning Spring weekend, so we got the foundation started for the greenhouse.  I have a new appreciation for masons! Here’s what we did this weekend. Moved the big plant that was in the way. (I’d like to tell you I transplanted it, but it was just too big…. Cleared away all the bark and debris. Measured and marked the area for the greenhouse with stakes and string. Identified the lowest part and ran a level across the area so we knew how far down to set the other bricks. Started digging. Leveled each brick as we set it (which would have been much easier if we’d have dug a deeper trench and set sand in the bottom of the trench). Installed a future water line from the drip system under the bricks. Next step….pound rebar, pour cement, set anchor bolts. Ride the Train!  (and hop on the new Twitter train below) New hostess coming on board! Meet Shellie Sakai of Grape Expectations: Life, Love and Mayhem in the Napa Valley. Not only is Shellie a fabulous blogger/writer friend of mine, but she just published her new book: THE CASTLE OF NO RETURN: Billy Bob’s Dilemma. Tuesday Train is a weekly link-up hosted by My Mad Mind and The Survival Mama and Shellie Sakai. Here’s how it works: Follow me (via email or newsletter) & the other 2 hostesses (first three spots on the linky) Leave a comment for me if you’re a new follower via email or newsletter and I will follow back Include the link-up button in your post!...

Aquaponics – Weeklong Segment (Part 2) & The Tuesday Train

Yesterday, I introduced the uninitiated (me) to aquaponics. Today, you get a close-up of the operation over at Growing Power. They’re in Wisconsin. If they can grow year-round like this, anyone can. I’m amazed at how much food they’re growing with this system. Because they took growing vertical, they multiplied the harvest! Love it. (I ordered my greenhouse over the weekend, don’t tell anyone I’ve been watching these videos ;) Take a Ride on the Train! <a href=”<a href=”http://www.mymadmind.com/”>http://www.mymadmind.com</a>/”> <img src=”<a href=”http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y340/cwitgotoday/th_tt3.jpg?t=1282766687″>http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y340/cwitgotoday/th_tt3.jpg?t=1282766687</a>” border=”0″ alt=”Photobucket”/> </a> Tuesday Train is a weekly link-up hosted by My Mad Mind and The Survival Mama and The House on the Corner and With “Faith, Family, and Friends!”. Here’s how it works: Follow the hostess and co-hostesses (first through fourth spot on the linky) Leave a comment if you’re a new follower and I will follow back. Include the link-up button in your post! Link up your blog post for “Tuesday Train”. Have fun! While you’re at it, be sure to swing over and see Boobies and the Follow Me Back Tuesday hop. Share...