Notes from our garden:
Summer is over....
vegetable garden sleeping....
Except for a few die hard flowers and
the perennial herbs all the rest of the
garden has been put to bed.
I have mulched with alfalfa hay, compost,
chicken manure and also scattered
some cereal rye seeds to grow some "green manure".
I'll turn that over in early spring.
Meanwhile Russell has finished our greenhouse!
He started in May and each month would spend a
bit more money adding to it. This month Russell put
the finishing touches of cedar siding, wood preservative,
paint, caulking and the piece de resistance was
him finding a practically new storm door for only
$20 at a neighbors garage sale!!
That was a great find as a new door would have
been $150 at the local building supply store.
Recycling at its best!
The greenhouse gets quite warm inside during the day.
Right now it gets up to 100F degrees at the highest
which means it will be a great place to grow winter
vegetables and start plants in the very early spring.
Summer and fall it will be too warm.
I figure it will also be a lovely place
to sit and read in the winter....might even be a fun place
for a pre-dinner party! I'll just have to keep a path
shoveled from the house to it.
I spotted this Red Dragonfly on the garden fencing
while cleaning up the garden for winter.
It hung out with me for quite awhile.
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