One advantage of being snowed on the mountain for the past few days was that Ian had lots of time to work on some homestead improvement projects. First on his list was making the garden shed usable for me to start seeds in a few weeks by building a seed starting table.
Yes, we could have bought a folding table from Walmart very cheaply, but where’s the sustainable living spirit in that? Besides, Ian had so much fun reclaiming the old chicken coop on the property a few months ago that he was eager to start another construction project, but with the goal of only only using found materials already on the property. We didn’t want to spend a dime.
I gamely watched and put in a few screws, but overall this was entirely Ian’s project. You will have to ask him yourself if he is happy with the final result. 🙂
The table was built at a downward angle, so that water would run off the top and into a bucket set on the floor to catch it. This will hopefully help with messes and keep the space from getting slippery and dangerous.
At this point, the garden shed is just a few steps away from being usable. We need to attach the grow light to a timer system and we need to fill in some cracks in the stone wall and better insulate the entire structure. But this project is coming along nicely and in a few weeks I will have a great space to start my seedlings.
Personally, the rest of these projects makes me hope for a few more snow days.