Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dreams and Reality Mixed…

Conversion – change in character, form or function..
I want need my own gardening space.  Ideally it would be something like this,
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It would be nestled back near the apiary, clean and tidy and all mine!
Reality check, it isn’t going to happen, so a girl has to settle for something a little less, but I couldn’t bring myself to spend money on a plastic shed that just wasn’t even close to what I liked.  So, what to do, what to do???
Convert the space under the sunroom to something functional for me!  When I first suggested this to Randy, he looked at me like I had just landed from another planet.  Typically most of my bright ideas are met with that look!   After some thought he said he thought that was a good idea and he suggested some additional upgrades.
We started by cleaning out all the junk that was under there, he’s been storing all the scraps and bits of wood and what not from the basement cleanout.  Then we went to work!
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We put up that white lattice to act as a break between the two sides and we are going to put some trim along the bottom as well.  We moved the plastic shed (we’ve had that since we got married lol) to the pad the hot tub stuff was once on.  That shed is used to house the pond supplies (pots, gloves, filters, etc.)
We are going to paint the block wall and the ‘ceiling’ white to brighten it up even more plus some more hooks and shelves.
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The trash can is full of potting soil.  I used to hooks on the post for my plant hoops.  I used my tomato cages temporarily to sort all my garden stakes in.  I either want flue tiles or some pvc pipe sections those things are like wire hangers when stored together!
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This stuff still needs to be organized, it’s my flower pots and containers and right now they are on my old mini green house frame.  My carts, need a parking space too and I need a couple of hooks to hang my trugs from.  All in all it’s not too bad of a space and even though it’s not my dream shed, at least it’s a space of my own..  Now where can I put a work table….

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Welcome to Pooh Corner!

Oh I wouldn't climb this tree
If a Pooh flew like a bee
But I wouldn't be a bear then
So I guess I wouldn't care then
Bears love honey and I'm a Pooh bear
So I do care, so I'll climb there
I'm so rumbly in my tumbly
Time for something sweet…

While we will never be “A Hundred Acre Wood”, we can have a Pooh Corner.  In which we will find “Mr. Sander’s” house and “Trespassers William’s” 
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Yes I’m naming my apiary after Winnie the Pooh, Pooh loved honey which meant he loved honey bees and I love Pooh bear and honey bees so it makes perfect sense. 
This is the future site of “The Chestnuts”
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And if you don’t know what any of those names mean, you need to start with The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne..

Compost is going to happen!

I have had bins, I have had big round compost heaps and they have all had the same frustrating outcome…no compost.  I admit it, I want to du...