Sunday, March 15, 2015

Of Pallets and Seedlings

I had my seedlings in the window and I could see them all growing towards the window which isn't good.

I was considering getting something form the local farm store, and my wife suggested I use my aquarium light.  Not a bad idea, if I can figure a way to do it.  Well, after working in the garden some, I took a break and decided to work on making a seedling light source.  So, I'm looking through the garage and see the pallet boards and a plan was born.  Last year, my wife gathered a TON of pallets, and after untold hours of breaking them apart, we have a lot of pallet wood.  It is really nice to have it around.

It still needs a bit more work because I'm trying to make it adjustable, but the screws I had weren't long enough to go through 2 pallet boards.

Anyway, I'm very pleased with myself!  I'll put the light on a timer and I'll see how it goes.

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Spring is Springing

Just a couple weeks ago, it was cold and snowing.  This morning though, while I was making breakfast for the family, I was looking out our big picture window and watching the birds flying in and out of our lilac bush with the leaf buds just coming out.

I walked around yesterday and took a look at all the trees we planted over the last few years.  You never know how they'll take the winters (or the summers for that matter) when they are that young.  It looks like they all survived the winter!  The Redbud tree is even putting on some red buds.

And my tomato seeds I planted last week are poking their heads out of the dirt and saying hello!

I know it's just March 15th and Spring doesn't officially get here for another week or so, but it definitely looks like Spring is springing around here!