I am in aw over how long it took me to complete the Aviary for the wife, but it's finally complete and ready for birds. I chose not to stain it. Instead I am just going to water seal it.
I don't think I will ever build anything like this again. It took way too much wood and time. I do like the look and the way it turned out though. It makes a great focal point and fills in the back yard. I just need to find some dove and pigeons to fill it now.
After I cleaned everything up and got the yard mowed we had a scheduled tour of the Mini Farm. The first thing the people walked to was the new Aviary.
So there you go, it has already drawn a crowd.
It is good to see everything green and the gardens growing again. The tour group strolled the gardens and talked about how they wished they could have this set up. While that was going on I had the kids feed the baby goats that are still on the bottle. They also got to watch the baby geese and play with the pet pig. I think they really enjoyed their time here.
The idea is for the roots to grow down through the newspaper and into the dirt. So far that has not really happen.
Time will tell.
These are some of the garden beds. On the left is one bed of tomatoes and on the right is one area of peppers. All these were started from seed in the greenhouse months ago.
Since the pictures were taken, cages and supports have been added to the plants. The beds are under the shade I built last year. The shade will keep the summer sun from burning them up and I will be able to extend the growing season by a month or two.
Other than that it was all work and no play this weekend. I started the Hydroponics project yesterday and I have two more ongoing projects I am currently working on. Instead of boring you with all the details I will post about them when completed.
I also wanted to say a welcome to a few new readers of MDR. Thank you for hitting the the little button and becoming part of the family. If you need anything just let me know.
This week is all about getting ready for the trip we are taking to the Caribbean .
Y'all take care and have a great week,