grades 3 and 1 – and a greenhouse

Wow time flies – my girls are not babies anymore! Today I walked both of them to school, and they’re both staying there all day. Well, until 315 anyway. What a great opportunity for me to get working on my new business. After I play with the cat, wander aimlessly around the house, throw in a load of laundry, make myself a snack, and tidy the office.

I thought I should update cyberspace: we have a greenhouse in our backyard now!!! Huge thanks to family members who came to help – we could not have done it without you.

We had to remove some shrubs and a small tree:

walnut tree

Dig a trench and pack down dirt and gravel for a foundation:


Build a base and fill it with gravel for a floor:

greenhouse floor

Then open the greenhouse boxes:

greenhouse parts

Sort parts:

sorting parts

Maybe read some instructions:

reading instructions

And after lots of pushing and pulling and shoving and clicks and head-scratching, here it is without a door:

doorless greenhouse

The vents are wide open today – must be hot in there! They open automatically – the automatic openers were added, for free, to my order of the greenhouse. Greenwall Solutions Inc – great company to buy a greenhouse kit from if you’re in the market!

So that’s what’s been keeping me so busy that I haven’t had time to weed my garden, can peaches, or update my blog. Well, that plus children and the house and the new cat….


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  • Just rediscovered your blogs when I checked into Tomès facebook account! WOW!! I am sooo in love with your greenhouse and produce and ambition!!! WOW!! If we are ever down in your area, we have sooo much to talk about! If you are ever in need of more of a challenge, you are more than welcome to come up here and try northern gardening! Greenhouses are a must – yours is so shnazy!!! WOW! Best wishes on all your plans!
    ange & the rest of the newman fam.

  • Thanks Angela, good to hear from you!! The bee blog isn’t doing much these days, I’m pouring all my energy into this one. 🙂 Thanks for reading, and I would love to come check out your greenhouse sometime if we can swing it – and you absolutely must stop in if you are down here! Let me know!