doors, chickens, sproutings, and broke 400 likes

new door on the greenhouse
new door on the greenhouse

We’ve gotten a lot of work done here again this weekend.  Tyler and I built this replacement door for the greenhouse.  The old ones were worn out and badly warped. The warping caused the doors to not seal very good and let in a lot of cold air, especially when it’s windy.  But, instead of making two new doors to replace the two old doors we made only one large door and slid the track to one side to accommodate the large single door.  Unfortunately we’ve run a lot of gas for heating already and we know we’ve got to nip it in the bud.  I know I’m biased and all but you’ve just got to click on the image on the left to enlarge it and look at the new door, it simply looks and works great.  We used the clear panels of the old little greenhouse for the door coverings, tiled, and then trimmed them.

 

We’ve also made  a decision on the chickens.  We’re down sizing them.  We’ve decided to let most of them go and keep only enough to keep ourselves in eggs.  They’re just too much of a handful and we aren’t going to have time to manage both the chickens and this greenhouse business at the same time.  We might revamp the chickens side of the farm after we get a better handle on what we’re doing and trying to do on the plants, produce, and flowers side of the farm.

So we moved the chickens from where they were and made their fence area a little smaller.  We also put bird netting up along the top to keep them from getting out.  We can’t have them scratching in our gardens now that the light bill depends on it lol.

 

Also, we have many things sprouting in the greenhouse and germination chamber.  These are 2 varieties of cabbage, 2 varieties of broccoli, 4 varieties of lettuce, 14 varieties of tomatoes, 6 varieties of peppers, stevia, chamomile, sage, and probably a few more things I can’t remember right now 🙂

 

And last but not least, we broke 400 likes on our facebook page today.  Thank you everyone for that.  We’ll be using our facebook page,  local pages like my Greeneville, and word of mouth to advertise as we progress and learn all we can about the greenhouse business and local produce markets.  If anyone has any questions, comments, or suggestions please feel free to message us either on our facebook page or on www.mysummerfieldfarm.com on the contact us page.

-Dale