For sometime I have been wanting a greenhouse. A true, real, greenhouse. I built a hoop house a few years back. You really have to have everything lined up or it will cave in. I tried again but smaller. It has a lean to it, so I call it Eillens Place. I made it too small. Now its new use is for raising the heritage turkeys and its name has changed as well, Turkey Hill House. Everything has to have a name.
Well this was the year. My husband, sons and I built a real, true, honest to goodness greenhouse. Timber built, polycarbonate panels, greenhouse film, doors and windows. And, its finished! Hows that for fast forward?
I am in love with it! It turned out better than I ever imagined! We are now studying up for the Aquaponics phase.
Ive raised Tilapia before. Almost a total success until my filter failed and I lost all of them in less than a day. They were within an inch of harvesting too! I take care of my mother who has Alzheimers/Dementia and had to be away to care for her. It was a very bad day all around. She is doing better. My fish however now so much, dead. I will try again. I have learned from my mistakes and learned a great deal from newly published books. This go around will be so much better, I just know it!
Our doors are 4 ft to allow for more tanks if needed and I can get my wheelbarrow through it also. Thinking ahead. We still have a few extra little things to do, like power. That shouldnt be too bad, we can hook on right from the house and my hubby is an Electrician.
Now to plan and lay out the aquaponics. Always something. Stay tuned, more to come.