For the last few days, the nighttime lows have been barely above zero and the daytime highs not reaching thirty, and with a strong wind. Brrr! While I’m trying to water the seedlings that are up and plant still more, Will has been busy starting our new permanent greenhouse. In a short time, I’ll be transplanting hundreds of seedlings and I’m already running out of room to put flats. Yesterday, I bought two more little tabletop greenhouses as I have just enough room to put them, in the living room and sunroom. Then I am out of room! Luckily, the temperatures are forecast to be getting warmer so we can open the door from the sunroom to the enclosed back porch, where we have even more greenhouse units and tables available.
The ground had frozen but, luckily, Will had gotten the railroad ties leveled for the most part. But yesterday, with frozen ground, he went out, not quite satisfied with them, and used the pick to chop out some corners and get the ties perfectly square and level. Today, our dear friend, Alisha, stopped by for a quick visit and she wanted to help Will take apart some treated lumber we’d gotten somewhere in the past as a kids’ playset. Bill had taken part of it to add to his playset for Mason and Ava, but we still have a lot left over. Now it’s going to be put to good use. We love that. A whole lot of that greenhouse is going to be built out of recycled material, greatly reducing the cost and giving us a nice feeling of satisfaction.
I saw the first robin of the year. Spring is here! — Jackie