Sunday, February 15, 2009

Projects

We've been busy working on a few projects here. 2 of them are done.

Here is a cold frame I built using an old window to start my brocolli in and grow some spinach.


Here is a cistern that Mark has been working on getting set up. It is now half full of water from 1 night of rain!

I need to build a few more raised beds, one soon to plant my peas. I also need to build a milk stand, we should be getting a milk goat in 2 weeks!

19 comments:

FarmHouse Style said...

Your ToDo list sounds as long as mine. Love the cold frame. I can't wait to see the new goat:-)

BTW our daffodils are about to bloom here as well, hope they don't get nipped by the frost next week.

Rhonda

Zachary and Jennifer said...

Looking good! Those are all great projects. When you get your goat, how often are you going to milk it? What plans do you have for the milk?

Jennifer

Wendy said...

Plant your peas now. They like it cold ;).

I'm so jealous of your milk goats. I really want a couple of does, but it doesn't look like goats are in my near future. Of course, we'll probably be getting a couple of ducks ;). Not exactly the same thing, but it's one more step in the right direction ;).

Gail said...

What adorable kids! Logan ain't bad either. Are these a new addition I missed?

CeeCee said...

What great projects! I love the idea of reusing old windows. I really need to set up a water barrel or two, as my veggies really, really don't do well on well water. Of course, that would mean it would have to rain around here. :)

Christy said...

Jennifer - I guess I will milk her twice a day at first and then ease back to once a day. We will drink the milk and make cheese. Maybe butter or ice cream. I need to get a goat milk book. I know I saw one once.

Gail - Nope, just looking at possible new additions. I'll write about it tomorrow.

Ceecee - We had a ton of rain in January but didn't have the cistern set up yet. It's only rained once since we got it set up, but we have it hooked to the gutter of the whole run-in, so I rain filled it half way full!

Melody said...

What exciting growth is happening at your house!

JLB said...

Thats so neat, I want Tim to build something to catch water here but we havent come up with any way of doing it yet. Your to do list is wonderful, it has a lot of mine on it lol

Maile said...

A milk goat! Cool. Next up, fainting goat.

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

I love the cold frame, great idea! Congrats on the new milk goat! I can't wait to hear more about her.

CeeCee said...

LOVE the new picture at the top. Baby goats are just the cutest critters around!

Kelly said...

Hey Christi! I left you a message back on January 17ths post. Small world :) I was showing at that poultry show and there also. So glad I found you! Come and visit my blog and see what has been going on since the Jefferson show with my chickens. :) I love reading your blog and I will be back regularly. I wonder how close we are to each other? I am in Polk County. Hugs, Kelly

Kelly said...

I read back on some comments and saw you are in Nicholson. Wish I would have found you before then. There was a show this past weekend in Monroe. It would have been a straight shot south, not far at all. I saw that polish rooster y'all rehomed. He sure was beautiful. :) Hugs, Kelly

Danielle said...

Hooray! It's really coming along.

Amy said...

It feels great to take "junk" to make something really useful for yourself. I love to recycle things exactly like you did. It really appeals to the miser in me.

Christy said...

Kelly - We were going to go to the show in Monroe but ended up spending all day looking at goats. Never made the show :(. Spike was a beauty wasn't he! He is happy in his new home though.

echolage said...

I've always wanted to do a cold frame of my own, unfortunately Urban Gardens don't always allow for winter gardening. I'll live vicariously for now.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! You are really making headway on your goals. It feels like you just moved in and look at how much you're getting one. Yay!
Are you all unpacked now? You are on industrious gal, Christy.

That cold frame is great. Did you and hubby build it together? I really wanted to get started on my gardening goals this Spring, too, but it's not ging to happen now. sigh.
I'm just hoping that our fruit trees don't start blooming to soon. Last year they did that in early May and then the last week of May we had an ice and snow storm.
So, we got no fruit from any of our apple, peach or apricot trees. :P

That cistern is very clever. Where are you finding your supplies? Did you find a local salvage store or a Habitat for Humanity resale shop?

Well done!

~Lisa

Christy said...

Lisa - I got the window for the coldframe from Habitat Re-Store. The cistern we got from a bait store near here, but they have tons of them listed on Craigslist. Logan and I built the cold frame! We were supposed to build a raised bed for the peas today but the wind is whipping so we'll do it tomorrow. We are also in the process of building a milk stand.