Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of posting a blog recently; things were pretty busy around here with fall arriving. From raking leaves into the garden beds and around the berry bushes (never waste free mulch :)) to cleaning out the gutters a number of times no spare minute was wasted. Here’s a list of things we finished over the last two weekends:
New indoor herb plantings
Addition to the automated watering system for indoor grow tent
Cleaning gutters and the yard
Installing new drip tray systems into the midsize grow tent as well as the salad bar led area
Updating the hard drive in our security system server
Feeding the worms
We’ll skip the details for these as Paula and I are preparing for our 7 day trip…to beautiful Maui! 🙂
Talk to you again once we return rejuvenated from the Hawaiian sun.
Hi Everyone! Another weekends coming to an end, so we’re wrapping up the homestead tasks. Paula and I took a break on Saturday to relax and sit indoors and snuggle on the couch watching some Netflix movies…we needed a break from canning and dehydrating so the rainy wet weather was very conducive to just being slugs for a day. 🙂
Sunday it was back to harvesting, more bathroom demo/cleanout, and filming some videos for the Youtube channel. Here’s a breakdown of the one-day working weekend:
Hey everyone, it was another busy weekend here getting into the fall season. This will be just a quick update since we’re heading into the next weekend already (post is going up Friday). 🙂
Paula and I went out to the local garden center to pickup some more bulbs for the backyard hillside and organic bonemeal for the indoor veggie grow tents. With plenty of time left in the day Paula spent the afternoon outside harvesting some of the late ripening tomatoes while I went around planting clusters of bulbs. This round of planting included 140 yellow & 40 white (with pink center) Daffodil Narcissus as well as 8 specialty variants with all pink pedals.
These new additions, plus the hundreds more we’ll be planting this fall in the front and backyard will really complete our bulb plantings from last year. The moles don’t seem to eat these (as well as deer) so at least we’re putting in bulbs now that will last until we move to our new farmstead. Over the last 3 years we were putting hundreds of tulip bulbs in only to see them never show up the following year due to mole pressure.
This was demo day for the old master bathroom, so far I’ve ripped out the old cabinets/counter, old nasty carpet/pad. My time this weekend was cutting up all the old cabinets to put into our over-sized trashcan as well as demo’ing the tile tub surround (including all the drywall).
Demo of the old master bathroom counter/cabinets and the shower tile surround
We’ll were ramping up for the coming weekend with more demo in the old bathroom (ripping up the pressboard flooring and hauling old tile out to the trash can). Then on Sunday Paula and I will be out planting more fall bulbs in anticipation of Spring 2018. 🙂