Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring Projects

Now that I'm back from my short trip, things are really starting to ramp up here, spring wise. The snow has almost all melted, and I'm starting to do more outdoor things. I've been hiking several times lately, I have the Heart Run next weekend, and I'm starting to clean up the yard.

In addition to those things, I've started several batches of seeds indoors. I decided this year I'm going to take the plunge and try to grow some warmer weather items, like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. I will need a greenhouse for this, but I've wanted one for years and I think I can get a temporary one until I decide where I want to permanently build one.

I used an old spinach container to make a seed incubator.

As if I didn't have enough to do, I also decided I want to build a table out of a pallet I found behind the electronics recycling center. It's a really nice pallet -- I've been told it's oak and used for heavier duty stuff. I'd like to use it on my deck for an outdoor plant table. It should be an easy project, but of course, there's been some snafus with buying 4 x 4s at Lowes, etc. I am hoping to have this done in the next couple weeks, to share on the blog.

The pallet.

In other news, I'd like to share my friend's next adventure: Allyn is going on a cross-country bicycle trip, and she is blogging about it at This would be an accomplishment for anyone, but Allyn is also a teacher and a mother of two, so it's not like she doesn't have anything else to do! She's a great writer, and I'm really excited to follow her journey.

1 comment:

Carlw4514 said...

If at all possible in any way, a person must evolve into a tomato grower someday. That's me at 60. Here's a song to motivate you.