Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Warm It Up

Sorry about these truly crappy photos but it has been very overcast the past couple of days. Cold and windy also, so it made for a little bit of a challenge to get any real good pics. Truthfully, I was just in too much of a hurry to spend much time screwing with that camera. Oh, I know; I shouldn't admit that but darn it, I just have days like that. lol!
I have been going like crazy to get orders done and also to prepare for the Open House I decided to have next weekend. I am enjoying it though. Between throwing and firing and such I have had to go out in the late afternoon to cover the crops as the temps are dropping into the 20's pretty regularly at night. I fashioned this hoop tunnel and have been leaving it in place until the daytime temps get into the upper 40's, if it is sunny. I'm afraid I will bake them on a sunny day here. I guess maybe I could put a thermometer under there to see what it is getting up to.

My precious little cabbages and broccoli! Jack has questioned me several times on whether all this work is worth it to protect these few crops. This from somebody that keeps spouting self-sufficiency! I think he would think it was worth it when he's scarfing down my sauteed cabbage with onions! Yumm!!! I think I have about 18 heads of cabbage and 9 broccoli plants so that is a fair investment to me. At any rate, I don't mind spending a few minutes a day on them. Especially since I have my days to spend on all my own work anyway.

So, the Open House is Dec. 11th from 10:00 a.m to 4 p.m. if there are any locals reading this and want to stop by. If you would, email me and I'll give you directions. Rurality will have her fantastic handmade soaps here also and I'll make some cookies and snacks with some hot cider! Should be fun and maybe I can keep Jack out of the food long enough for any visitors to be able to get some.


Rusty said...

My thoughts on the subject of photo quality - it's better to get something than no photo at all. Besides its not bad at all. It's also a neat idea to protect your plants. Easy to build, easy to change as needed.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sure wish we lived closer cause Grenville and I would be heading to your open house. We're on the road again this weekend to RI.

edifice rex said...

Hey Rusty! thanks! well, if you click on the photos to enlarge they are really blurry. but that's okay.
Yeah, the tent for the plants was very easy to do.

Hey Beatrice! well, it would be great to have ya'll visit, if you were closer! hope you have a great time in RI.