It may not look like much at this point, but this week most of the materials arrived for our new 30 x 48 unheated retail greenhouse. We are expanding our Farm Stand store area with a second greenhouse space for smaller sized perennials and small fruits.
The materials were supposed to arrive the third week of January, but they showed up early and unexpected this past Tuesday – thankfully before the snow storm. Chris will be working on this construction project for the next two months and then we’ll be filling up the new space with plants before you know it.
One thing we are quite excited about is that this greenhouse will have rigid sides and roof rather than inflated double layer poly covering. The difference in cost is really huge, but we decided we needed to make this happen and it does mean that we won’t have to replace the plastic on this greenhouse every few years. As we get older, we’re looking forward to not having to do this. As the budget allows, we hope to replace other greenhouses with the polycarbonate siding and roofs too, but we’ll see how that goes. One thing at a time.
I was also gifted with a piano this week from my aunt and uncle. It now lives in my office and I’m so excited to start playing again. It has been many many years since I’ve played, so it is going to take a lot of patience to gain back some of that skill, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.
And here is the grand mischief-maker Pal. This should make you smile! He was watching Chris shave.
On Wednesday we got a snow storm. The little birds were so cold and some of them were lined up on the outside window ledges trying to get a bit of protection. Pal was sitting on the inside window ledge watching them watch him.
This week bare root strawberries are supposed to arrive. Beki comes back to work on Monday, so it is time for the greenhouse crew to expand beyond just Lizz and myself. We have a major seeding event to accomplish and loads of cuttings to get done….farm work is busy now.
Hope you enjoy your week too.