First of all, I'd like to welcome my new readers from the University of North Alabama. Your comment truly made my day! Thanks!
While me and Jude were playing with her frisbee last weekend (when it was 19 degrees), her frisbee apparently cracked right down the middle from being so stiff and her constantly biting it. Well, she eventually finished it off.......Now, she has no frisbee, and Kmart doesn't have any more. I've tried several different kinds, but this was the only one she couldn't shatter from continuously biting it. Thankfully, there's another one on my parent's roof - as I bought another one when she lost the first one temporarily. I'll get it down this coming weekend, and just let her play with sticks for now. The little stinker.....
Anyway, I have LOTS of things to tell you!!!!
First - The plc program that was written for controlling the greenhouse has tripled in size. Yeah, I figured i'd utilize it to its fullest, and even added an operator interface panel. Hehe
It'll be used to control the fans, heaters, and lights for the propagation chamber, shelf propagation system, the fan for the little greenhouse - as well as monitor the outdoor temperature and perform temperature trending for all 4 input channels used. Oh, I can't wait to show it to you in action!
Second - I figured out a cheap way to build my shelves in the shed. With about $25 worth of materials and the scrap lumber already on hand, I can construct the shelves down one wall. They'll be installed on Saturday, and i'll go ahead and start utilizing that side on Sunday. Yay!
Third - I've completed my design drawing for the electro-mechanical compost turning device, and know exactly how it will be built. Thankfully, I have at least a month to find the components needed, because the piles must shrink down at least 2 feet before it can be used anyway. I'll dedicate an entire post to it later, but still have some finishing touches to add. I hope you like it!
Lastly, it looks like some broccoli from the current planting in swc's will be ready to harvest in another week or two. I'd really enjoy a broccoli casserole for christmas dinner.
Take care, and happy gardening!