Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NOW it's a greenhouse

A friend and I were talking this morning about feeling so fortunate that maybe we should worry because our luck might run out.  I've thought about that most of my adult life.  Can anyone be so lucky for so long?  I don't know if I'm doing something right or I'm lucky or charmed or blessed or .......?  This friend said someone once said to her not to say, "what did I do to deserve this?", but, "how much better can it get?"  I like that.

The reason I'm thinking about this today is because I had another one of those days that was just perfect.  The same friend I mentioned (a new friend/neighbor) came over and milked my goats with me.  We hung out a while, still getting to know each other and talking about what we love - animals, and yeah, some other girl talk.  I'm happy to know there's someone nearby who could milk my goats when I'm in a fix or want to leave town and shares my affection for goats.

Later another friend came over and helped me and James put the plastic on the greenhouse.   Susan had a greenhouse of her own a while back and is a "can do" kind of person so we couldn't have asked for better help.  The 3 of us tried to figure out how we were going to get the plastic from one side of this huge (to me) greenhouse to the other side and James came up with the idea of using poles with towels wrapped around them to attach to the plastic so we could reach the top and pull it over.  I wish we had a video of us doing this but at this point there were only 3 of us and we needed all our hands.  Here are the poles.  Of course duct tape played a big part too.
There came a point when we needed even more hands to help us get the plastic tight.  That's where Adam and his friend, Garrett, came in.  To put this greenhouse covering on we really needed 5 people.  From here on out it was smooth sailing.

I think it looks really great.  I can't wait to see what James grows in it.

Spending a day with James, Adam and our friends doing something really cool.......seriously, how much better can it get?


  1. Well, I guess you pretty well covered that.

    PS Love the new camera. I can tell the difference, even though I really like the other one.

  2. mary pannabecker steinerNovember 24, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    Well, I might be biased but personally I think it would be a whole lot better if Fred and I were there, too. :) Love you. Happy T day to you, J, A and the animals. Give Rosie and Lex a slurp from Auntie M.

  3. hey neighbor! hope you had a happy thanksgiving. mine was great and i got to share stories of my goat milking experience with the whole family. thank you for that. yesterday was my birthday - the big 32. and i feel very fortunate to have such wonderful people, animals and art in my life. take care, L p.s. the greenhouse is awesome!!!!