Set up the fans in the greenhouse! Realize that you accidentally only ordered one fan, and proceed to re-order and wait. Set up the hose! Hmm, well, still need to select the right nozzles and faucet, so order those parts, and (...you guessed it) wait. Start the cooler construction! Realize you and your partner-in-building will both be gone for the next few days, so cut the frame, and wait for late February. Build greenhouse tables. Get far too intimate with hardware cloth. Decide to wait until there's another set of hands to help you. Research compost and fertility amendments. Recognize that you should probably wait to submit your order until you've talked to those wiser than yourself, to be sure you're actually adding the right amount of the right materials.
I like to wrap up projects efficiently, and tidily, with pretty bows. One project, done to completion, and ready to go. Juggling several different tasks at once- each requiring flexibility and patience- is challenging for me. And you know? I'm pretty sure that just might be how it goes with farming! At least in year one. If I'm still figuring out standard operating procedures- and tackling projects that are slightly outside my usual skill set- it stands to reason that things are just going to have to take a little time.
I'm learning to sit in the "unfinished," or, rather, the "in-progress." And as trays and seeds start arriving, it feels a little easier to do. Here are some photos of what we've been working on. Enjoy!
|Drilling holes in the barn for the hose. That drill bit was only slightly terrifying.|
|Hose #1 is hung up!|
|Greenhouse table frame- ready for hardware cloth and mounting on cinder blocks.|
|Many a greenhouse table. The better to develop competency with the driver, eh?|