Friday, April 27, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I bought the windows, hinges and even the board at our local Salvage shop. (You could also check out at a local ReStore for windows. ) I had the choice of double paned windows or these single paned ones. (I chose the less expensive single panes, though if I decide to make another one I will get double paned ones so it can work better as a cold frame too. )
for 5.00 a single. I bought two pairs that all matched and one large single window. They have boards there, as well as old door hinges. The hinges were 1.50 each and the boards were 1.00. I also bought some screws.
Danny and I put the materials close to where were wanted it to finally be. We took the hardware off the windows, and Danny drilled pilot holes for the screws.
The fifth window was just as wide as the cube, but a bit short.
Now it is ready to use!
If I make another one with the double paned windows, Danny will cut a board for the sides to make the top window slope, so snow slides off.
A mini greenhouse for less than 25 dollars. It is light enough that two people could move it easily, and would be simple enough to take apart- Just remove the screws for storage.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Happy Earth Day! And Beltane is just around the corner!
Monday, April 16, 2012
I was driving by First Free Church in rockford il. Police were directing traffic for the church. Suddenly, BEES were EVERYWHERE. Traffic stopped, the police stopped directing and crouched. I snapped photos of the bees in the air, and of the coming swarm. (the grey cloud in this photo)
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I am thinking about changing the focus of this blog from just being about my Etsy shops to more of a personal blog, with an emphasis on gardening, home life and urban homesteading. To help this along, I am going to give a bit of backstory:
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
With all the unusually warm weather, my garden is going really early.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Solar and Wind Powered CLOTHES DRYING MACHINE Steampunk
Instructions for assembly and use will