I've been putting off writing this post for several days now. Not because I don't want to share this awesomeness with you, but because Blogger is a royal PITA when it comes to uploading pictures. And with that being said, here goes! Are you ready for the BIG REVEAL??? Here's what Mars has been working on for the past couple of weeks or so. I
I am totally amazed at what he's been able to do with just a few dollars and lots and lots of "scrap" materials. He shoveled up dirt and put a "floor" in first.Used bricks were laid for the foundation.
The bricks are from the old house that used to be here. The wood is 97% old pallet wood and 3% other scrap wood from around the place.The door frame is made from an old bed frame off a junk pile. All the hinges, brackets, etc he made from pieces of old metal.
Expenses involved were pretty minimal. A cattle panel, some screws, some tack strip, and a can of that squirty foam insulation. It was the labor that was intensive. I'm really proud of how talented Mars is.
The plastic sheeting was a gift from a friend. It has a high UV rating and is made for greenhouses. It's supposed to last 4 years, but we'll have to see how that works out. There's enough plastic left on the roll to do this another 4-5 times. Here it is going up.
The shelves are racks from a couple of old stoves that he cut and hung. I don't know how well you can see it here but the shelves are hanging and are built to be adjustable. We still need to find some more shelving but this will work for now!
Mars has an idea for heating that I'll keep you all posted on. It has to do with a rocket mass heater and cob. That probably won't be until after the summer garden is done though. We are getting ready to be real busy around here soon. Still on the agenda is finding a good tarp and rigging up some hooks for it. That way if/when it hails we can just hang it up over the greenhouse. Also to keep the sun from doing damage to it during the summer months.
For those of you who were wondering why I wasn't using the baggie method for my seed starting this year....... Now ya know!
I'm about as happy as a kitten sittin' under a leaky cow!