Greenhouse Progress

The concrete was poured for the footer yesterday. They’ll wait a few days before coming back to do more work. The pictures never seem to give a perspective so today, I’ll try to show you where some of the buildings are located.

Greenhouse

Greenhouse

I’m standing kinda on the northwest corner of the greenhouse and facing southeast.  You can see the newest chicken run and our home in the background.

Greenhouse

Greenhouse

This photo is facing kinda northwest. The truck is pretty much northwest of the greenhouse. There will be double doors on that north side of the greenhouse. We chose this location because it get almost full sun but has some afternoon shade, it was easy to get the water and electricity to it here and I can drive the RTV through that gate, come down a path through the woods (same path the neighbors use to visit and the concrete truck came down it), and load up the RTV with plants to haul back and forth from the garden to the greenhouse.

Storage Tank

Storage Tank

While the concrete guy was here, we had him pour concrete around the water storage tank. The original plan had been to just have sand around it but critters kept getting in there and digging and when we had 5 or 6″ rains, they washed the sand out so Vince dug the base out around the tank, formed it up and poured concrete. It should be there for a while!

One thing leads to another . . one project leads to two more! Some day we’re going to get everything done . . no, that never happens. There’s always more to do.

The Canine Supervisor

The guys were here yesterday working on the greenhouse. I think it’s now ready for the concrete to be poured but I thought that last week too.  According to Vince, the concrete truck will be here Monday. It was quite warm yesterday and the guys worked hard.

Greenhouse

Greenhouse

Rita, like any good supervisor, stayed out of their way and kept a watchful eye on their progress. Mostly, she made sure she had Vince in her sights at all times.

Rita

Rita

And, like a good supervisor, after lunch, she needed a nap.

Nap Time

Nap Time

It wasn’t long though til she was back outside making sure Vince was fine.

Rita

Rita

I think this picture was taken about quitting time. Vince has a little more work today today and they’re going to pour concrete around a water tank so he has to get all that ready before the concrete truck comes tomorrow.

Greenhouse

Greenhouse

As for me . . I hope to be knitting today. 

She’s Come A Long Way

It was almost exactly a month ago that I came home from the grocery store to find a hungry little chihuahua rummaging through boxes in the carport looking for something to eat. As soon as she saw me, she ran into the woods. For about a week, we could catch a glimpse of her and she would run into the woods. I left dog food out but she never came back close enough to eat it. While I was gone to MO, Vince got a glimpse of her and he set a trap and caught her but while trying to transfer her to a kennel, she escaped and to quote Vince . . “she ran like a bat out of hell!” Over the next few days, he enticed her closer and closer to him until he was able to pet her but not pick her up. He made her a bed in the barrel of an old wet/dry vac and she slept there for a few nights. Then he bought a huge kennel (the size for a retriever!), put it in my sewing room and she slept in there for about a week. Then we decided she could sleep in a smaller crate in the house. After a few nights, we decided she was trustworthy enough to sleep on the sofa . . which has a slip cover and an old blanket.

She’s gone from staying outside all day and coming in after dark to staying inside all the time, except she goes out with us when we go out.

I had to laugh . . I’m sitting in my chair knitting and I looked over on the sofa to see this:

Rita Sleeping

Rita Sleeping

Sound asleep on her back with her leg up in the air. I guess the cell phone clicking interrupted her sleep and she stretched a bit before falling back to sleep.

Rita Stretching

Rita Stretching

She’s pretty comfortable with her new home. I’m thankful that wherever she came from, she was already house trained, she knows basic commands and except for being just a bit bossy with Speck, she isn’t a hard dog to have around.