Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Come See My New Greenhouse!!

 So before I get to not posting for almost 2 months, I will say in my defense, I have just been plain busy.  It has just been none stop since April.  So much to get caught up on and now that school is out for the summer, things will slowly start to get moving in a normal direction.  BUT let me show you the one thing that has become my latest obsession................

.......my new greenhouse!!!!  About a year ago I saw this at Mr. Troyer's business.  He is the Amish man who built my chicken coop and 2 other outbuildings.  I became obsessed with having one but I needed to work getting it into my budget.......so I had to wait about a year for it :(  Now I am a happy gardener as it was delivered in May! 
I put a very thick base of gravel down so it won't get messy from watering and the structure will remain solid on the ground.  The right side has a wood shelf for potting and working............
........and the left side has 2 rows of wire shelving for plants.  Its a work in progress on the inside as I am just gathering things to work on and deciding what I want to do.  The total greenhouse is 10x14 which at first I thought might be small but the size is just perfect for me and what I plan on doing.

There are 2 windows that slide open.  One in the back and one in the front door.  There are also 2 top vents which have a mercury spring on them so as the greenhouse heats up during the day, the vents start to open and then in the evening as it starts to cool down, they close! Pretty cool, huh?

This is the view from the back window so as I am fiddling around in the greenhouse I have a nice view of the barn and animals.

Up close, I can see how busy they are hanging out under the maple tree........

..............and even more up close I can see how enthusiastic they are about me and my greenhouse!  Actually they are most likely thinking why is that woman in that greenhouse when its 90 degrees outside and its probably well over 100 inside?! 

Yeah, it gets really warm inside the greenhouse in the summer sun but oh what fun it will be in the Fall and Winter for extending the growing season!
So, that is one of many things that are going on around Harvest Thyme....lots more to post in the upcoming days so please stop back! 

11 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh, I'm seriously envious! What a beautiful little greenhouse. I love it! And it's good to see you back. I've been in the same boat...just no energy left to blog at times.

Tammy

kristi said...

Thanks Tammy! Every time I decide to post, I fall asleep! Million plus ideas and just not enough time!

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

That greenhouse is awesome! Lucky you!

Camryn said...

How exciting for you. I'm fortunate enough that I work at a greenhouse. So I get to play in the dirt AND get paid for it! Though the heat does make one feel less fortunate right now LOL
Give Dix a hug.

Barb said...

I'm going to covet this because I don't think the commandment said anything about not coveting your blog friend's greenhouse. It is gorgeous and I am so happy for you.....even though I am coveting this very moment. :O)

jen said...

That is huge! Very nice big sis! I hope you plan on planting lots of herbs for Gibby the Guinea Pig in there! (he likes parsley!)

kristi said...

Jessica,
Thank you for stopping by! I am in love with the greenhouse & can't wait to grow food in the winter!

Susan,
I didn't know you were at a greenhouse now?! Dixie sends hugs and kisses, she is such a lil' brat;)

Barb,
Good to hear from you! I am glad you like it...many more pics to come in the future!

Jen,
Not to break Gibby's guinea pig heart, but I did not spend all that money to grow veggies for a guinea pig! He is welcome to scraps however;)

Danny Hansen said...

I am SOOOOOO jealous.

ALSO's Cakes, Pastries and More said...

Such a beautiful greenhouse!

Cynthia said...

How stunning! I dream of a greenhouse off my southern exposure and this is very much what I see. Good for you, it so perfectly fits your place.

Daisy's Mom said...

I am absolutely jealous of your greenhouse. It's probably the prettiest one I have ever seen. Wow. So what do you plan growing in it?