The-A-Team“I love it when a plan comes together!” Immortal words from the leader of the A-Team, Hannibal Smith, but they are so very true; right up there with one of Sue’s favorites, “I love completing a project!” And she can say that this week, because the most tricky part of the cold frame is done! There was some difficulty figuring out the covering for it, but yesterday it all came together.

FullSizeRender (96)Sue had purchased some heavy duty plastic covering to go over the top of the cold frame during cold and/or especially windy days during the winter months. The hope was to be able to roll it up by varying degrees depending on the type of sun or exposure needed, and then just as easily to lower it when the plants need coverage at night or during extreme weather conditions. The difficulty was with attaching the  the plastic to the 2×2’s giving it support and weight. Staples were simply tearing the plastic. So Sue ended up sandwiching it between boards and screwing them together. We’ve had some strong winds through the night and today FullSizeRender (95)and, with the addition of some boards on the side to keep the plastic down and the wind from blowing underneath it when it’s locked down – the plastic has held up pretty well. She’s thinking of hinging boards to the side so, when the plastic needs to roll up, the boards are out of the way. When the plastic is down, the boards are up and the top can be held on to them with metal keepers. Kinda difficulty to explain, but when that part is done, I’ll do an update so you can better understand what I mean. The photo above shows the completed project as you see it coming into the driveway through the gate.  It certainly seems to have been a week of projects! Thanks for always going along for the ride with us. You can certainly write us with any questions in the comment section below – or feel free to chat with us on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you and are always interested to know who is reading or following us. Do you know that we have readers in India, the UK, and in states from coast to coast as well as in Alaska?! Man, it certainly amazes me. Take a moment and drop us a line anytime. Until then, as always~
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Today’s Weather: Well, as you might have figured from the post… it was windy today. It felt cold to me today, but the Weather Chanel says it was 84°. Currently it is 78°. Low is supposed to be 47°, so we’re getting down there. I’m glad for that, too, because the cold evening temps seem to be killing off the grasshoppers.

Egg Report: Yesterday we had a rather low day, only 14 chicken eggs with the 2 duck eggs. Today we had 13 (with one eaten) and only 1 duck egg. The shorter days are really cutting into the egg numbers. Plus we have one Buff who has been brooder for so many weeks lately. I’m taking eggs to the Bisbee Farmer’s Market again tomorrow. So, visit if you have a mind to get out!