Saturday, April 3, 2010

Once upon a time.....

i had a greenhouse.... for about 3 months....then we moved..... sigh!!!!  that was about 30 yrs ago.... i'd always wanted a greenhouse, finally got it, then poof, we moved about a 1000 miles away... so for another 30 yrs ago i wanted a greenhouse..... and finally......
























i can't tell you how excited i am!!! the total cost of the project was about $350.00 for the materials.. and $600.00 for the labour.... the windows were my Freecycle score... i have to thank my neighbour/handydude for building it for me... now i have to get the materials for the shelving... ahhhhhh a trip to Home Depot and the Restore store.... that will be later today... can't wait!!!  
somewhere inbetween the new greenhouse and the building of the deck, i decided i wasn't getting any younger, veggies aren't getting any cheaper and materials aren't getting any cheaper either!! sooooo bite the bullet, cough up the dough and tada..... a new greenhouse is sitting next to my house.... when i get more of a cash flow, the 6mm plastic will be replaced by a twin wall polycarbonate sheeting... not looking forward to that bill!!!

my little seedlings are doing well, but need to be transfered as soon as possible... as soon as i have some sort of shelving in there, maybe later today, if i get cracking!!!

i had planned on posting this yesterday, but we had a wicked storm, a lot of rain, high winds and a 12 hr power outage... what a reminder of how attached we are to power.... my daughter and son in law have a generator, so they had heat for their lizards, power for the coffee maker and microwave and even a heater!!  such luxuries!!! as for me... i had a very quiet day, watching the trees whipping around in the wind, the rain beating on my windows and me snuggled under a blanket, sitting on my chaise lounge, with 2 dogs sitting on my feet... a good book and a thermos of tea... was very pleasant.... even had an afternoon nap... now we're talking luxuries :D  

8 comments:

Mrs. Mac said...
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Mrs. Mac said...

How nice it that! Thirty years later is NEVER too late for a greenhouse. I can't wait to see how this one helps you along with your plants. I'm a year or two away from getting one set up.

Roasted Garlicious said...

thanks Mrs. Mac... when i get my 'babies' moved into the greenhouse i shall take pics!! can't tell you how excited i am.. now to just not over cook them or freeze them!!!

Mr. H. said...

Congratulations, I am so happy for you. I know how very much you wanted another greenhouse. It looks like a dandy and will soon be filled with green...I look forward to seeing more pictures.

Ruralrose said...

Loved this post. You sit out storms just like me, in complete bliss. Your greenhouse is divine. It sure does feel good to go after what you want and get it, I can feel your smile from here. Looks like another storm is headed your way tomorrow, stay warm. Peace

Roasted Garlicious said...

thanks Mr. H... i am very thrilled...
Ruralrose.. yep another storm on the way, finished my book, will have to find another one, or maybe haul out my old garden magazines or the pile of Mother Earth that i keep collecting...
and yes, i now have my wee seedlings in their new home... some are looking pretty sad .. will have to be culling i guess....

It's me ...Mavis said...

Wooo Hooo! Congrats on the new green house! I'm jealous!

Green Bean said...

Oh that is awesome!!! Just what I need. I'm forwarding it to the hubs. Thank you! :)