This last weekend, while Mr Gillis and My Dad worked on the addition, I worked on cleaning up the yard.
The funny thing is, because so much of this thing is see thru material, it hardly even looks like anything at all.
But I tell you what, that sucker is warm. We could be growing in it RIGHT NOW, but jeez. We still haven’t gotten the alpaca addition even started, so that has to be our priority. But with this now done, we can start to focus on other stuff.
This plastic is AMAZING – we’re eager to see how it will hold up thru the winter. One note- the screw holes need to be pre-drilled before going to attach the plastic to whatever frame you have. Otherwise, it was quick to slap up there.
Things are getting done, by and by. And it is always a feeling of accomplishment to tick off a job well done, no matter how many more are stacked behind it.
This is the official website for Gillis Gardens, LLC.
Gillis Gardens is a farm, run by myself and my wonderful husband. We believe in biodiversity, organic growing methods and doing things ourselves. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and sew. MrGillis builds, doing everything from our plumbing to our mechanical to our renovations. We are both active members of our little community. We both take care of the plants and animals. He weeds, I harvest. He spreads manure, I plant.
We raise multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. We have a herd of Alpacas that we shear every year for their beautiful fiber, which we then have milled into ultra luxurious yarn. We make our own maple syrup, preserves and pickles. We raise bees for honey and herbs for medicine. We also raise pigs for meat and fun.
We are the parents of two young children, and consider that our most important job.
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