It snowed a little and then everything froze. For three weeks, the kids went sledding on our gradually sloping lawn. Since there was no digging to be had, I went sledding too.
The Christmas clutter is stowed and I'm ringing in 2014 with visions of building a greenhouse.
I came across a simple diy greenhouse, using old windows and spare lumber. It was built for under $100. Their framing is exactly what I need to recreate!
Their final product lacks the cottage charm I'm going for. I don't mind spending a few extra dollars on siding and extra time painting. The greenhouse will match my other outbuildings (playhouse & chicken coop) which are blue with white trim.
After taking inventory of my supplies on hand, it turns out I have all the windows I need and two fabulous 4x4 foot plexiglass panels (thanks dad!). I will need to buy a roof panel, siding, a door and some lumber. This means I get to go shopping at my favorite place ever, Earthwise Salvage!!
With a total re-do of my Not So Secret Garden, in addition to the greenhouse, I'll also be adding a water garden made from a galvanized tub. Come on Spring!
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