Today, at 1, we and the folks from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative are trying to break a world record for the most trees planted in one hour. We're one of 30 crews across the US and Canada who are trying to break this record. We'll each get 50 trees and need to get them in the ground before the hour is over. It's doable, though the soil up here at this old strip mine in Moshannon State Forest is hard as a rock! Might take a bit of elbow grease to get them all in the ground by the time limit. Wish me luck!Edit: Final tally- 45 planters - 3957!</p>
My little greenhouse is getting more and more like a real greenhouse these days! I put insulation and heat in it over the winter and now I've installed this nifty little fan! And yes, there was ZERO male help involved in this production!The garden (at least the main one) is planted and the first crop of lettuce is being harvested. Ariel is a very happy gardener. :)</p>
Well, I got a couple of nice things under the tree, hubby got me a stand for my tablet so I can watch it hands free. It's the ultimate in couch potato luxury! Daughter got me a throw with my delicious Tomoe from Kamisama Hajimemashita on it. Yum!
But the best present I got was the day off the state gave me to work on the greenhouse! I got the solar panels on their little platform over the railing off the porch and today I bought the wood to finish up the raised platform for my greenhouse. Got the platform insulated, sealed in plastic and then decked.
It was a very pretty thing when finished. The platform matches what's on the deck already and looks lots better than the OSB I was considering for a top. I also got to try out the nail gun my husband got a few years ago and never used. It made nailing the deck go MUCH quicker.
After a little confusion over the way the greenhouse frame went together, I finally figured it out and was off and running! Time caught me up so I'm not quite done, but I'm very pleased with the progress so far.
We're supposed to have just as nice weather tomorrow so I'm hoping to get much further along with the structure. So far, I've been able to do it all myself, but the directions suggest getting two assistants to get the roof beams up. Good thing I have two kids. ;)
Hope your Holiday was just as satisfying!