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by Busybee1952
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hot water and Cooking
Replies: 1
Views: 9097

Hot water and Cooking

We heat our single-wide with wood but use propane for hot water and cooking. A 100lb. tank of propane costs $88.20 delivered and lasts us about 6 weeks. I cannot afford to get a big tank brought in and am wondering if we switched to electric hot water heater and electric stove, if it would actually ...
by Busybee1952
Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Sharing my garden photos
Replies: 2
Views: 2697

RE: Sharing my garden photos

Ok, I guess you have to click the link and then select "slideshow". Might not work too well if you have dial up.
by Busybee1952
Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Sharing my garden photos
Replies: 2
Views: 2697

Sharing my garden photos

Don't know if this will work or not but here is a slide show of my vegetables, herbs and flowers on 08/03/09

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/alb ... and-garden
by Busybee1952
Sat May 23, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Whipoorwills and lady slippers
Replies: 1
Views: 2155

Whipoorwills and lady slippers

I read somewhere that wherever you find the whipoorwill, you will also find lady slippers. I know it's true because since I moved to this property in 2002, I have been hearing the whipoorwill's and finding a rare lady slipper here and there. This year, I have found 4 plants. Each of the photos below...
by Busybee1952
Sun May 17, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: May 17, 2009, Frosty morning, plant protection, new trellis
Replies: 1
Views: 2047

May 17, 2009, Frosty morning, plant protection, new trellis

Good thing we had the plastic ready for the plants that are already in the garden. It was a hard frost and another is expected tonight! Our last frost date here is June 10! But, we are going to set the greenhouse plants out next weekend anyway as they are all getting too big. Ron built me a new plan...
by Busybee1952
Sun May 17, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Just a before and a few after shots, painted my shack today
Replies: 5
Views: 4155

RE: Just a before and a few after shots, painted my shack to

It looks great! I'm so jealous because I've been wanting to paint my "shack" for a couple of years! Good work!
by Busybee1952
Sat May 02, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants
Replies: 35
Views: 18038

RE: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants

Here are some updated photos of the greenhouse plants taken May 2, 2009. http://mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/userpix/1397_assorted_pictures_034_1.jpg http://mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/userpix/1397_assorted_pictures_035_1.jpg http://mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/userpix/1397_assorted_pictures_036_1.jpg
by Busybee1952
Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants
Replies: 35
Views: 18038

We're going to pile fresh cow manure on the back side of the greenhouse in the fall to help heat it during the late fall months and again in the early spring. Since we're out in the country with no neighbors, we can do that. The fresh cow manure will heat up for about a month and some of that heat w...
by Busybee1952
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants
Replies: 35
Views: 18038

RE: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants

Thank you Ms VG. It's all experimental at this point but we're pretty happy with it so far.
by Busybee1952
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants
Replies: 35
Views: 18038

RE: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants

Because the night time temperatures in Michigan dip down close to freezing for a number of weeks in the spring, Ron devised a system for the greenhouse which keeps the plants warm at night. The styrofoam insulation just lays over the top benches. Underneath, where the greenhouse walls are insulated,...
by Busybee1952
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants
Replies: 35
Views: 18038

RE: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants

Greenhouse temps. Yesterday, it was about 65 degrees outside but even with both vents open, the temp inside went up close to 100. Ron had to put a fan out there and shade part of the glass so the plants wouldn't cook. Some of them are in real small containers and heat up fast. After installing the f...
by Busybee1952
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants
Replies: 35
Views: 18038

RE: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants

Extreme gardening. These raised beds and rowcovers were made with scraps of sheet fiberglass selvedged from a construction site. The beds are 4 x 12 x 8" deep. Strips of the same material were bent and anchored into the beds to make the row covers. http://mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/userpix/1397...
by Busybee1952
Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants
Replies: 35
Views: 18038

RE: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants

Hi all, For some reason, I didn't get any e-mails about follow up posts to this topic. Sorry to keep you all in suspense. LOL The weather was rotten, my computer broke, and then Ron and I were both sick for a couple of weeks. However, this past weekend, more work was accomplished on the greenhouse. ...
by Busybee1952
Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants
Replies: 35
Views: 18038

RE: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants

http://mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/userpix/1397_painting_greenshouse_1_1.jpg http://mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/userpix/1397_Ron_painting_greenhouse_1.jpg http://mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/userpix/1397_greenhouse_out_in_the_yard_1.jpg Yeah, we did cut the front down and now have to find more windows ...
by Busybee1952
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants
Replies: 35
Views: 18038

RE: 6 x 12 greenhouse for starting plants

Oh, and here's a link for another greenhouse that was built for less than $50.00! It looks good to me.
http://www.primalmommy.com/greenhouse.html