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ImageMistirose
Apr 26, 2014 9:49 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
very nice Joseph!
Imagewildflowers
Apr 26, 2014 10:02 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Birdies are back on the porch eaves! Hurray! (Never thought I would say hurray to that!) Another one came in to save the other two before it was all said and done!

That does look very nice Joseph! Oh boy do I look forward to having one - one of these days!!

I love seeing the seedlings popping up. I haven't had scabies in awhile but I sure do like them! Rolling on the floor laughing The bees love them too; actually so do the butterflies and hummingbirds.
FAITH over fear!

ImageMistirose
Apr 26, 2014 3:37 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Anyone know what this is?

Thumb of 2014-04-26/Mistirose/4ee10c
Imagejoseph
Apr 26, 2014 3:58 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
Mistirose: Praying Mantis egg case?
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
ImageArleneB
Apr 26, 2014 6:23 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Very nice, Joseph. Does that have two sliding doors? You work fast! Did you do that all by yourself? My husband and I did ours and we had to have help.

Tomorrow I am going to tey and finally get my tomatoes planted!!!!
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ImageMistirose
Apr 26, 2014 7:16 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
awesome Joseph! Glad I didn't toss it.
Imagejoseph
Apr 26, 2014 7:49 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

It has one sliding door, and one door that would slide if it had been assembled properly. I think I figured out the nature of the adjustment that it needs, but i worked on other things today.

A friend donated 5 hours of labor to the project, and I put 17 hours into it over 2 days, so it took 22 hours to erect it. I've still got to attach it more firmly to the soil, and add some more bracing to help it withstand the snow and wind. Then I get to wonder about things like a workbench, or supplemental heat (last time I used a hurricane lamp), and some thermal mass. Somewhere around here I have auto-openers for the windows.
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
ImageArleneB
Apr 26, 2014 8:42 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Great job! Yes, extra bracing for sure.

Mine was barely finished and I had it full of seedlings! But we put ours up in. Feb. last year. I never did do benches, just some plastic shelves. Maybe some day...
Imagegreene
Apr 26, 2014 9:02 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Joseph,
Have you been following the 'Harbor Freight Greenhouse Projects' thread on All Things Plants?
(I hope this is the correct link.)

http://allthingsplants.com/thread/view/21716/Harbor-Freight-...

Quite a few people have chimed in about strengthening the HF greenhouse; lots of good information.
(Feel free to ignore this message if you already know about this.)
Imagejoseph
Apr 26, 2014 11:11 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

Greene: That's that's just the thing... Thanks.
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
Imagetcs1366
Apr 27, 2014 5:41 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Misti -- I agree with Joseph. Just never saw one shaped like that.

Don't know if you know jsweld [Sheri] she got a few casings for her daycare... and they just hatched. Cute little buggers.

Been up in WI about a week now... we are just starting a chilly rainy week -- though I head home on Tuesday... it's Wedding Week. My hostas are barely emerging. I've had seasons where first week of May they are all unfurled, with the exception of the late arrivals. -- think all i have is day lilies about 2" up... that's it. It's been so cold and miserable up here.

Andi -- hope the move was uneventful.
Joseph -- great green house. Wish I had room for one.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagegreene
Apr 27, 2014 6:24 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
When I was a kid my friend brought a praying mantis egg case into her room in a glass jar to watch it hatch. Yep, it hatched all right. About 1,000 praying mantis babies all over her room. Dig I mention she forgot to put a lid on the jar?
ImageMistirose
Apr 27, 2014 9:31 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
lmao Rolling on the floor laughing Im gonna put them in my shrubs and let them hatch outdoors. Thumbs up
Imagegreene
Apr 27, 2014 3:48 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Back in a former life when I lived in Connecticut, I asked my neighbors to snap off the branch and bring the egg cases to me. I would use twist ties to attach the branch to various plants in my garden. Some people are squeamish and don't like 'bugs' of any kind; it's best to humor them and give them a way to eliminate the 'bugs' from their yard.

For anyone who does not have the pleasure of these beneficial cuties in their garden, here is a link showing their 'defensive posture' - so cute and a little bit frightening at the same time.

http://naturegardensnhm.blogspot.com/2011/11/praying-mantis....
ImageMistirose
Apr 27, 2014 5:22 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
yup I love them, especially the little babies. I rescue them from the garage lol
Imagestarlight1153
Apr 28, 2014 3:25 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Morning folks. Some wicked and rough weather over the weekend. Hope everybody doing ok and more of it coming for the next few days. Several folks in the tornado storm lines. I hope and pray that ya all stay safe and that your newly planted babies and such make it through ok.

It's not supposed to hit here until later this evening and storms for the next three or four days. During the worst part I'll be off line as I know a bunch of you probably will be too, but please after it passes your way, check in so I know your ok. After the bad storms I hate seeing the news and all the destruction and I always pray that it not one of you all.

Big Grin Praying Mantis are so cute. As a kid, we had one that hung around the front door ina flower bed. We used to put tiny pieces of raw hamburge out for it since there wasn't many bugs. With all the gunk in hamburger now a days I wouldn't do it, but back than it was like having it for a pet.

Greene I bet your friend had a wild time trying to scoop them all up. Hilarious!

I'm so happy. Finally found a bloom in the yard. Have one old yellow Iris that blooming. Still no daffodils or anything else. I think I had more stuff get stunted or croaked from cold and rains than what I thought. If things don't start popping soon I figure they gone.

Mindy03
Apr 28, 2014 6:20 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
We are due storms here this evening. I'll check in sometime later this week.
My sister Betty has passed on to the gardens in Heaven so will not be on the computer much for the next few days.

I have lots of babies from the seed swaps up and growing here.
ImageMistirose
Apr 28, 2014 8:59 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Yes everyone please stay safe! i have been harvesting a few Strawberries the last couple days. I also harvested 2 huge bowls of Kale last night, along with some spinach, a few sugar snap peas and a plastic grocery bag full of Collard Greens. I made some Collards and Ham Hocks. The Ham Hocks were so fatty I had to add some ham in from Easter. Blinking LOL
ImageArleneB
Apr 28, 2014 9:33 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Mindy, i'm very sorry to hear about your sister. Thoughts and prayers your way. Group hug
poisondartfrog
Apr 28, 2014 9:43 AM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
I'm sorry for your loss, Mindy.
Alana

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