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Sunday, April 19, 2015

spring time cold frame

we were recently given a cold frame. i'm so excited to be able to start seeds early and the prospect of having leafy greens all winter. (the previous owner, who lives 2 miles away, said that she was able to do this!)
we have a perfect spot for it (it is rather large though)
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first things first, i had to remove the rocks from the spot i wanted to place the cold frame. Josh recommended that i use the wheel barrel and not buckets and the wagon, my usual way. yes usual, i have move rocks from near this same area to use in other projects around here. so i grabbed the wheel barrel and started shoveling.
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guess who overfilled the wheel barrel, yup, this girl!! i ended up having to shovel some (ok, most) into 5 gallon buckets and i used the lawn tractor to transport them.


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While i was doing all the shoveling, Brutus showed us how to enjoy a sunny, warm day. lucky dog!

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Boomer thought he would 'help' by snatching my gloves and running. Thanks buddy!

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Here it is in it's spot! Josh helped move it into place and filled it with soil.

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over the next couple days i filled it with seeds. now the wait for them to sprout. 

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and just to keep it real, guess what didn't happen while i spent the day outside?