Monday, June 28, 2021



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Building a greenhouse porch!

We added a porch to the greenhouse over the weekend!

Since the greenhouse is a little higher out of the ground, we knew we were going to have to at least add a step to get in.  I suggested a porch that went along the entire front of the greenhouse.  After going through our inventory, we luckily had enough lumber left over to build a full porch.

It's just a small porch but I was surprised how quickly it all came together. 

Friday, June 18, 2021



building a greenhouse | On The Creek Blog //
We're building a greenhouse!

I was going to wait until our greenhouse was complete to share it here but I just couldn't wait any longer!

We've been working on this little greenhouse for a while now & I'm loving how it's turning out.

With the price of lumber skyrocketing, I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to build a greenhouse this year but we made it happen.  We ended up purchasing rough cut lumber from a local sawmill which saved us quite a bit of money.

But I'm getting ahead of myself.  Let's go back to the beginning of this project! 

Tuesday, June 01, 2021



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Seed starting little sunflowers!

Our foster kiddo randomly brought home a sunflower seed packet a few weeks ago.

The funny thing about the seeds were that they were very vague.  The only information I could find on the packet is that they are sunflowers!  There's no variety listed at all!  I have no idea if they're going to be small or large sunflowers or even what color they will be!

Because we're still not sure where we'll be planting them, I decided to seed start them first.  This was my first time seed starting sunflowers & it went great!  Out of the 8 seeds I planted, 6 of them became seedlings!

I always find it weird that given the same conditions, seeds take off differently.  While we have some larger seedlings, there are still a couple small ones in there.

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