My Birthday Greenhouse
|Ice and Snow. Greenhouse in tow!|
I shopped on-line for a while and almost purchased one. The question was, did I need a big one? Should I start with a little one? Would I really get enough produce from one to warrant the $200-$300 cost of the greenhouses I thought would be right, affordable and easy to put up. then I remembered a year ago, I did buy one from Harbor Freight. When we got it home it was worse than a 1000 piece jig-saw puzzle. Too hard to figure out and my husband is an assembler at work.I took it back. Suddenly, something just made me stop shopping.
I decided not to worry about the greenhouse for now. After all, I still have my cold frame, which I am very proud to report I just picked lettuce and spinach, a few days back in January!
So to get on with the all about me day, I took a bath; a soothing bath, shaved my legs and armpits while listening to love songs by Kenny Rogers. Yes, a girls got to do these necessities to look good, and if I might add, to feel good about herself. And I happily some from all the products in the Bath & Body Works gift-set I received from our son Andrew and wife Tina, the night before. Next, clothes, make-up and I must say, "Lookin' pretty good!"
All of this reminded me of when I would be getting ready for a date with Jeff, my high-school sweetheart and now my husband of thirty-seven years. (Still going strong and loving it!) Suddenly I connected with that young, sweet girl. I smiled at myself in the mirror. She was still there and looking back at me and had a date with her man. ( Oops, I veered off of the topic there for a moment.)
|I love to gather eggs |
and hear the rooster crow.
|Just imagine me standing inside|
|Maybe this will be |
my next Hobby Farm menagerie project.
I was so excited I squealed with delight, "Oh my goodness, Jeff, there's a greenhouse." The greenhouse was perfect. A smaller one than I was contemplating this morning. Easy to put up and the price was just right for a starter greenhouse, only $59.95.
]So you see, things do work out in perfect timing. There may be something you wish for and you may be impatient. But don't be afraid of wanting it. It will come right on time.
As you can imagine, I smiled all the way home dreaming of all this farm girl can raise for the table in her very own greenhouse and get a jump start on her growing season. Where's that seed catalog? I must get started and send off that order to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
Can't wait for the weather to break to put my new greenhouse up.
PS: Visit Bakers Creek on line.
You will be glad you did!!!