Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

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Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
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Sun, 05-19-2013 - 3:39pm

We've been working on our vegetable garden these last couple of days.  The list of vegetables is way too long as usual for the the amount of space, so DH finally (after I think 10 years ...) moved the old pick up truck away from beside the garden as well as the two sets of duals for the tractors so that I can extend the garden!  Yay.

I don't know when I'll get to that, but I did put the sheep fence around that area first so that they can eat the grass down before I add some more soil and manure.  Hopefully I can use it this year, because last year the garden just got way too cramped.  I'm also planning a greenhouse with some of the windows left behind at DH's uncle's place.  Hopefully they'll work out, although I haven't given it too much thought, because I want to hook it up to the outdoor furnace, so that it can be heated during the winter so we can use it then as well.  Big plans.

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Sounds like you are going to be even busier than usual Brigitte, but it will be very worthwhile when you are finished.  Living in a different climate to you I have to ask, what is an outdoor furnace?

Sorry it has taken a while to reply, sometimes I just seem to go in circles here trying to log in!

Elaine

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Elaine, I kwym with the signing in :( I've tried for over a week now to sign in and until today got a message stating: access denied. Getting really tired of it. An outdoor furnace looks like a garden shed with a small door to put wood in and a chimney. It's connected underground with pipes bringing cold water to it and sending hot water back. We have the water go into the basement. There is a fan and the pipes run into smaller metal pipes in front of it. When it gets too cool the fan turns on and blows through the pipes which sends hot air into the basement, up the stairs and into the house. We've been trying to figure out how to put ductwork into the basement, but it's so low that I wouldn't be able to walk around there any more without having to bend really low. I've put 4'x4' vegetable beds in the garden and try to pull weeds in one of them every day. Hoping to be able to keep up with it that way ;)

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Thanks Brigitte.  After your explanation I had a look at some outdoor furnaces on the internet, I've never seen them before.  We don't usually have basements here, the different climate I guess.

Elaine