Friday, March 19, 2010

Our Greenhouse

A fews years back my husband built me a great greenhouse using old windows.

We just never have seemed to have used it to it's potential.  Heating it was the first issue.  We had a gas heater, but it cost $400 to heat it for just a few months.  Then the fact of getting water in to water the plants.  The pond is very nearby and we could trek buckets of water back and forth, but that got a little old.  So this year we took all the windows out and replaced broken glass and re-glazed them.

We still need to put some trim on to make it esthetically pleasing.

Do you see all that icky snow we still have on the ground!

Anyway, we put a little woodstove in and will hopefully get it hooked up this weekend.  Then we should only have to load it up at night to prevent any frost.  The days seem to warm enough inside.

Then we need to put fans up in those 2 squares on top and figure out an easier way to get water .  But, I do plan on planting some seeds this year.  Perhaps in another 5 or 10 years it will up and running 100%.  I guess that's what happens when you try to overload your plate!  

I'll take more pictures when I pretty it up a bit more!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I hope to get down to Hudson, NY to do a little antiquing!

Maybe even do a little sunbathing!  Have to make the most of whatever Mother Nature dishes out.


  1. I like the green house he did a nice job putting it together for you. A verry lucky woman. Have a good day.

  2. That reminds me of the green house my father first built! only yours is bigger, i think!
    very nice!

    you make a cute sun bather! lol thanks for sharing this today
    ciao bella

  3. Oh to have a greenhouse, are you luckiest girl in the world or what!!!! Since I have no green thumb, I have to blame it on the inclement weather...I just know if I had a greenhouse everything would grow profusly. How wonderful!
    Happy Weekend,


  5. Hi Kim,
    This is the first chance I've had to stop by in a while. I've been getting ready for a folkart & antique show, so spending many hours in my studio. I love your greenhouse and I'm glad I'm not the only one who tends to put too much on her platter. LOL.

  6. I would just die for that little green house. You are so lucky to have a hubby to build that for you! LOVE it!!!

    I LOVE your blog - all the great pictues, the sheep (Love sheep!) and those Easter decorations are awsome. How is it that I have not visited here before! Good grief - I am definately coming back!!! I love it here!

    Thanks for stopping by my little blog home - I am so glad you like the little baby blanket. Thrilled that you left a comment.

    Good luck with all your spring projects--see you again soon.


  7. What a darling House, Your Blog is beautiful let me help you with adding another follower. I just know I will enjoy myself.
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    Hugs, Diane

  8. Hi Kim....I like the new look of your blog! What a beautiful greenhouse, your husband is very handy! :)


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