Saturday, June 23, 2012

Red, Yellow, Orange

 It's cherry tomato crazy around here. I have alot of cherry tomatoes, but the large ones are struggling with my watering issues! I have been setting irrigation clocks for others, and I totally hate to do that because it is a guessing game anyway, then I came home and reset mine adding more minutes, and I watched the leaves on the tomatoe plants turn yellow one by one each day as the yellow leaves climbed up the plants and the plants didn't adjust to the additional water, so I turned down the minutes and was so freaked out that I didn't want to turn the water back up least I overwater again! So I waited too long so everything got a bit too dry, and now I just adjusted the water again!  I am at 8 minutes at 5:45, 8:30, 10:30, 12:00, 2:30 and 5:00. Total 48 minutes.

Here is the color I want to paint the chicken coop.  It is the color of day lilies and I purchased the additive that makes the paint translucent so that the wood will show through similar to a stain.  It is sooo hot that I am sure that will affect the paint application, so I have to begin this project when it is shady and cooler out, like 5:00 in the am. It looks like a loud bright orange but I think it will dull down a bit.  Next is to try it on a test board!

Thanks for visiting! To all of my gardening friends, carry on and hurry back!

Chicken Posturing

 Here is the chicken coop that I am building. I haven't quite commited to having chickens yet but by the time I am finished building it, I will have sorted that all out.

The inside has a screen floor with a PVC ladder and a shelf with nesting boxes that can be lifted out for cleaning.

The lid lifts up to reveal the nesting boxes and it provides a little bit of ventilation that will have to be modified for winter, but for now it keeps the coop from being a roaster.

Here is the picture of the roof with the hinge that allows both sides of the roof to be lifted up. 

It has been a blast to build! I have to admit that I built it completely with a handsaw because coffee is my drug of choice and I can't be trusted with power saws after my 4th cup!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! To all of my gardening friends,  carry on and hurry back!