A Nor’easter blew in, and it brought me a shed. 🙂
We have been talking about getting a small garden shed for a couple of years, and found this 8′ x 8′ one made by a young man in Casco, Maine. It was pretty amazing that we got the call that it was ready for delivery weeks early, and that it arrived in the dark the evening before the Nor’easter arrived.
Those of you who enjoy DIY would have pulled up a chair to watch this young man with only a head lamp for light get that shed off a trailer, use two jacks, and several round pipes and posts, to roll it around and get it situated. It was 37° degrees, but we watched the entire show in pure amazement.
As we age, keeping tools close at hand becomes important so we can continue gardening. I go get a shovel, ten minutes later I realize I also need a rake, and so it goes. This way, I will have my tools closer to my work areas.
The shed has been treated to turn gray over the next year or so which will match our barn, and it’s definitely not going to be a beautifully decorated ‘she’ shed like Nancy’s over at Two Trails One Road. This one is a ‘we’ and a ‘working’ shed. My husband enjoys working with me on the fruits and veggies, and I take care of the flowers.
I installed a 1/2″ rubber interlocking floor system yesterday, and from that experience I can say that the shed is square and well built. It was also nice to pay a hard working young man versus a large box store. This week we’ll have some fun putting up peg board and magnets to hold the tools that are currently in our garage.
My seedlings are doing well. The photo on the left is three of my four trays of tomatoes. They are pretty tall considering we’ve got several weeks left before they are hardened off. The Mexican Sunflowers, Japanese cucumbers, and Zinnias are looking good too.
The grapes, asparagus, sweet peas, and cosmos are in good form while the Crocosmia Lucifer, Dahlia, and Cannas are potted up to give them a head start.
Snow may have fallen a few days ago and is again in the forecast for later this week, but gardening season is here. This afternoon, I’m headed off to join some other Master Gardeners to dig, divide, and pot up plants for our 20th plant sale next month. Last week a friend and I cleaned up a garden at our local nursing home, and in a couple of weeks we will head over to join a team to spring clean the four small 1700’s kitchen gardens.
Hands in the dirt – it’s a good thing!
Hope you have spring weather with no ‘white stuff’ in the forecast. Enjoy a good week.