|Bunch grass is spray resistant so plowing was implemented.|
cold raining and windy. The perfect day to be outside trying to cut finish wood!
We started in first thing and I was already distracted from calling the power company, like I had promised to do. Annmarie texted me around 0930 and I called immediately. I gave them my address and told them the problem. They were very polite and helpful on the phone. A service rep came out to the house three hours later. I went out and told him where the problem was and how to get in to the lower pasture. He went down and fixed the wire! One hour later there was power at the pump. We had to run to the hardware store for screws so we stopped to check out the repair. I fired up the irrigation pump and it the motor ran, the pump shaft turned but no water came out. I didn't bother to bring anything to prime the pump. Now we just need to dig out the mud, change two valves on the line and lay out all the sprinkler pipe! I am super stoked about irrigating this year. I will call the power company and get the power bill changed over to our name next week. Once the pump is up and going then we can get someone to come out and repair the retractable sprinkler. Its looking up!
|Future green house.|
Yesterday, we drove to Hermiston and picked up eight more windows for the green house. I am getting stoked about having one. I have enough windows for all three sides. I want to buy the greenhouse plastic sheets for the upper roof. It will be on a slant and I am afraid the hail will break the old glass windows. I remember as a kid we had a hothouse made of old windows and the hail broke every window. I just need to work up a size and better plan. I know I want a heat sink to run the whole back of the green house four feet deep and the entire height of the back wall. I will fill it with old tires and rocks and paint the back wall black. It can absorb heat/energy during the day and give it off all night. I also want to dig it down at least two feet maybe three feet into the ground for the same reason. My heat sink will go all the way to the floor. I want the wood to be all cedar so it can withstand the moisture. I want spring operated vents but am considering running one power line to it from the chicken coop and installing a DC converter and running DC vent fans and vent louver motors. I could run automatic watering valves also! Still thinking about this version.