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Havin' some fun now!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It might not look like a lot of fun, but it is to me . . . this is my second batch of apple sauce cooking down to make apple butter.

Last week I mentioned that I'm attempting to grow our own salad indoors. Well, DH got all excited about that, started asking questions . . . . and surprised me with this:

On his first day of vacation, he kinda disappeared in his shop and was out there until late. The next morning he got out there early, finished it up and called me out to see what he'd been up to. I couldn't believe it when I first saw it!

He made this plant stand from siding from his old barn. The supports and frame are small trees from our property that he cut down a couple years ago, then dried and skinned. It is very strong and very rustic looking . . . which fits right into our 'decor'!

He also installed grow lights above both shelves. So now my 'salad' has a home!!!

So far we have a variety of lettuce, chives (in the pickle jar, Karen!), swiss chard as well as several herbs . . . and the lettuce is already putting on new leaves!

We're trying to start more lettuce from seed . . . so keep your fingers crossed.

It's a place to start. . . . and I'm so excited!!!

We're planning to install some full spectrum lighting in this room so my house plants can have a happy place to hang out this winter. (The full spectrum lighting is also good to fend off the winter blahs.)

Time to go play in the dirt!!!!


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JTREMBATH 9/27/2013 10:01PM

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KARRENLYNN 9/27/2013 9:21AM

    What a cool thing your husband did! Looks great too. Happy Salad growing!


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WATERONE 9/26/2013 7:02PM

    emoticon That looks so great. I'm envious. I love playing in the dirt too, but don't do very well with inside stuff.

Have fun!

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GABY1948 9/26/2013 5:35PM

    How COOL! I love it! You are very blessed indeed! emoticon

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XME501 9/26/2013 12:37PM

    My father-in-law made wonderful apple butter - have never made myself. It just would not be the same. Can almost smell it cooking. emoticon

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KIWIANN 9/26/2013 9:19AM

    MMMM!! emoticon I love apple butter!
And what a neat plant stand! Enjoy your playtime in the dirt!! emoticon

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STR458 9/26/2013 7:27AM

    Yippee ! I just ordered bakers racks to shelve my indoor winter garden!! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 9/26/2013 6:45AM

    Do you loan you husband to others? That is great.

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MADEIT3 9/25/2013 10:24PM

    Lovely to have a handy and helpful DH! Remember to keep your soil temp warm and to ruffle the plants (as if you are wind) to keep them strong. But you probably knew that! Enjoy!

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FELINEBETTER 9/25/2013 10:12PM

    What a cool surprise!!! That DH is a KEEPER! emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 9/25/2013 9:55PM

    Now THAT is AWESOME!!!!

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FUNLOVEN 9/25/2013 9:32PM

    Very Cool! ! ! ! I can't believe that table is from some of your trees! Definitely a beautiful work of love emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/25/2013 9:21PM

    Awesome!! I also plan on growing salad fixings in the house over the winter. I have nice grow lights too....but not nearly as cool of a stand.

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BIGPAWSUP 9/25/2013 9:14PM

    this is fantastic!!! I'm so happy for you and just a wee bit jealous.

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PHATPAT18 9/25/2013 9:11PM

    Great job!

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/25/2013 8:39PM

    Oh, Rod (right? emoticon ) is a great hubby! I love the look!

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WALLAHALLA 9/25/2013 8:22PM

    what a sweetheart!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/25/2013 8:14PM

    Awesome and so wonderful that your DH made it for you! That makes the whole thing even more special!


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PLATINUM755 9/25/2013 8:05PM

    That is emoticon ...Have fun!

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