January 3, 2012 2:51:46 PM PST
Bill, it's time to start those winter inside projects for me as well. In my case it's time to finish those winter inside projects that I started last year. I'm still working on a basement storage area and this year I'm building a seed starting station which is nothing more than adjustable shelves with hanging shop florescent lights. I figure one four foot shelf will be enough for this year.
The weather here is still warm. We are supposed to have a 60 degree day here on Thursday. I might have to spend some time at Terra Nova Gardens clearing the land. I could almost get the garden area cleared out in a couple days of work there. Sixty feet by sixty feet is the three year plan area. With weeds being dormant, it would be a great time to get started. If the ground isn't frozen I could even get some soil samples to get analyzed. I'm not so concerned about soil nutrients but more about contaminants. That area of town has had problems with that. Although I don't really think my property will be one to have contaminants because there hasn't been any industrial business there. I would like to get a sample from the spring as well to see how good the water is. Hopefully I can use that water for some of the garden watering.
If the weather holds, I just may put in the anchor post for the property. The anchor post is the left post for the main entrance to the property. Everthing else will be measured from that post hence the name anchor post. My plan is to have a ten foot wide entry to the property with a split rail fence along the front side of the property by the road. The entry will be ten foot 4X4s concreted two foot in the ground. There will be an eight foot 4X4 top rail with a swinging sign hanging under the top rail. On the sign will be of course "Terra Nova Gardens". Aaaah, yeah, that's another winter project. Build a sign.
As you can see there's no lack of things to do during the winter months.