Well the first day of Autumn is here and it brought with it some much needed rain! I have been on vacation out of the country for a couple of weeks so wasn't able to do any posting about the house since I wasn't there. So this a quick round-up of where things are right now as we head into fall. (Which I hope is rainy and leads to even a wetter winter!)
Greenhouse - Aquaponics
The fish survived while I was gone but the water was so low from evaporation there was only about 1 foot left in the tank. I am going to down-size the system for the winter and try and get the greenhouse insulated a bit more. Great bounty of tomatoes and lettuce though when I returned and they just tasted amazing!
I have been painting on the railings and made some progress there, in fact I should be able to finish them this weekend if the sprayer holds out.
|Starting out with the raw wood and some newspaper to protect the siding|
|Half and Half shot so you can see the different color|
|This section is done!|
While I was working on the deck last weekend, 3 peacocks were sitting on the playhouse deck watching me for a couple of hours...
Bees and Honey
The beekeeper had to move more of his hives onto my property due to a fire in the area. We have had a bad summer for fires and this one was about 50 miles north of my house and he had hives there he needed to move. Even if they didn't get burnt there isn't any vegetation for them to feed on after the fire is out. He brought me another gallon of honey! This honey is one from his friend in Washington state and is wildflower honey from up there. Need to start selling this so if you are local and want any let me know!
|That's a lot of honey!|