Greenhouse Update: Today I dug up Boston and Simpson Lettuce starts that came up in the garden on their own. I transplanted them into an old piece of eaves spout! I also plan to dig up a few of the large kale plants and transplant them into pots in the greenhouse. I want to see how long I can grow things into the winter. Although this year will be mostly an experiment. Here are a couple of photos.
Some other items I've recycled for the greenhouse is a metal shelving unit, refrigerator drawer, and BBQ lid. Here they are!
You can also tell by the photo below that I save all of the packages you get when you buy flowers or vegetable plants! Otherwise you have to buy these things....and you can get a few uses out of them!
Chicken House Update: In the chicken house my dad and I made nest boxes for them out of buckets. We extended their roosts which were made out of an old ladder we split up, and I took down the orange fencing on the outside of their run and put poultry wire up instead. I became concerned that this winter snow build up could cause the fencing to collapse. I also put a ton of dried pine needles down inside their house....it smells nice and they dig around in it. When springtime arrives I can shovel all of the leaves, wood chips, and pine needles out and it will be put on the garden. My own homemade compost!
Nest boxes (recycled buckets)! They should be laying eggs in a few weeks!
You can see the pine needles...and chickens wondering what I'm doing.
Another photo of the roosts.
A closer look at the poultry wire I added.