Wednesday, March 25, 2015

DIY Wall Planter

There are days when the workshop calls and creativity must be released.  I spent part of yesterday making this wall planter, it now hangs near our front door. You might remember the Pumpkin I made in the fall and the Christmas tree for the holidays.  This space has been bare for too long and it was time to add something bright.  What do you hang near your front door?

This project involved using up some old wood and upcycling a neat vase I found last spring at the thrift store.  For details on drilling holes in ceramic visit this article >> Upcycled Outdoor Hanging Planter.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Giveaway!

Spring is here and I thought it would be fun to kick off the season with a festive Giveaway.  This offer includes a Garden Cap, wooden planter box which would look cute at the Easter dinner table,  2 Luffa sponges, and seven heirloom seed packs.  Seeds include sunflowers, watermelons, small gourds, sweet peas, luffa, larkspur and Italian flat beans.  It's an opportunity to add a little Garden Up green to your garden.

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Winner Announcement
Winner will be announced Thursday, March 26th 
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Friday, March 20, 2015

Hometalk - Planter Box Options

I recently joined Hometalk as a way to share Garden Up green and inspire myself to finish our home remodel.  Are you in the middle of a remodel project and need some inspiration?  Our remodel has been going on for 5 years and we've accomplished a lot, now it's time to finish, why is finishing the hardest part?  I keep thinking about the day we sell and remind myself that curbside appeal and the comfort of country living is what we hope to establish.  I guess we want this farm to be a place another family can call home.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

DIY Mobile Chicken Coop

The chicken coop project began last week and the weather was determined to keep me from finishing.  Sunshine finally arrived; after a couple days of complete focus I was able to get the mobile chicken coop completed.  Moving the chickens in was a breeze and they seem to like their new address.

Why Mobile?
After switching to a stationary chicken set up about 6 months ago I was sick from the experience.  I thought it would make my life easier and I was wrong.  We've always used mobile coops in the past and this one time I thought why not try what everybody else is doing.

The mobile coop keeps your chickens from destroying land; you move it forward eight feet once a day allowing the chickens to always have a clean environment. The chickens only sleep here and the rest of the day they free range.  Feed is offered in the morning and evening as a supplement.   I have one nesting box inside that can be moved and then a separate nesting station nearby because I like my chickens laying eggs away from where they eat and sleep.  I keep an additional water container near the nesting station year round.  Washing the coop involves spraying down the inside when needed.