Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Greenhouse & DIY

If you can sew, you can build.  Each project has the same process;  measure, cut and put it together. Of course if you have never used a skill saw before, have your hubby show you how and for safety tips.

I am building raised beds for my greenhouse.  First I measured the area in the greenhouse.  Then I cut the boards to the length and width I would need.

I am using pine that is untreated to keep my organic soil and plants away from any harmful chemicals.  I am using 1x6 that I will be double stacked.  I could have used a 1x12, but  it is cheaper to use the 1x6's instead.   Trust me, the plants will not care.  The corner pieces are just some old 2x4's we had laying around.

After the cuts are made, the only tools you will need is a drill and screws or you can use a hammer and nails.

Before I put the box in, I need to finish the inside.  The greenhouse calls for a load of
gravel to go across the bottom floor.  When that is not in the budget, I try to make do with what we have. Instead of the gravel, I used the bricks that we had around the house.  What a savings it was to do that.

When my husband got in from work, he put together the second box for me...THANK YOU!
Both boxes are in the greenhouse; I am short on the decorative bricks for the left side.

This box is ready for planting.

My pineapple is loving it out here.  I just planted her this summer. She has grown quite a bit.
I plan to transplant her into a larger pot later.

I added two gutters, one on each side, for smaller crops such as strawberries, lettuce, kale, and radish.
You know it would be great for a herb garden in the gutters as well. The great thing is there is more room for another gutter on each side.

Fun for the entire family to enjoy!

Blessings from the Farmhouse.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Spicy devil Eggs

My brother shared this recipe with me. If you love spicy foods, you will love this.

  This is very simple to make.

Jalapeno peppers (remove seeds) diced fine ( one or two you decide)
Onions diced fine  (some)
Mayo or Salad dressing
Hard boil eggs.
Paprika (sprinkle away)

It will compliments any meal.   Enjoy!

Blessings from the Farmhouse.

Friday, October 7, 2016


When we were not expecting it, September slipped to an end. Days are dancing around us like lightning bugs at dusk.   October is here, a brand new month. What are we going to do with this month?   October brings to all of us sweaters, scarves, windows open, and pumpkins aligned across the porch. A newness in our homes and with our families.  It brings togetherness around the campfires and trailing through the fall leaves.

Hello Friends,

At the farmhouse we long for slower days; like airing out the winter blankets on the clothesline, baking fall desserts and making hot apple cider. Watching a midday storm push through after a month of no rain, home is a place where we unhinge from life.

 On the front porch, hinged from the ceiling is a white swing filled with comfortable pillows that encourage us to stay awhile.  Inside our cozy little farmhouse, our tummies are filled with  pot roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and a slice of strawberry cake.  La la is playing with legos, then shopkins. Doodle is curled up in the chair with a good wholesome book taking her far, far away.  These quiet evenings are our favorite time of the day.

Making do with what we have while finding contentment.  Counting our blessings and thinking on the Greatness of our Lord. Reflecting on the kind words that are left in the comments, they mean so much.

Fall has begun when the spiders quickly string a web right across the front door within minutes after you have passed through the door.  When the crows call in the distance and the geese form their V's passing over our farm many times a day heading south.

While in the garden the sweet potatoes lie beneath the soil waiting for us to dig them up. There are peppers that need a final picking before Mr Frost takes a bite.  Then all at once, we are blessed with the beautiful fall leaves that remind us change can be a beautiful thing if we would only trust in Him.

Reflect (pause) and reflect again on life's little things that bring us so much happiness in our hearts and to our homes.

Happy Fall!
Blessings, from our little farmhouse.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

We added a bench

Hello Happy Thursday,  I have always wanted to add a bench to our farmhouse table that we built a few years ago. We finally got the project done a few weeks ago.  We love how the bench goes with the table and gives us more seating room.

We simply took some legs off an end table that I found at a yard sale.  Trimmed the length off about two inches.  After a couple of boards, paint, and stain it was finished.

Have a great evening,
Blessings from the Farmhouse.