Winter Projects

  • Winter Projects

    Posted by TagNBee on October 18, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    This winter I hope to focus on finishing my house. I still have lots to do. I would love to hear what project you have set aside for when the weather turns?

    Dotdan replied 1 year, 3 months ago 18 Members · 21 Replies
  • 21 Replies
  • RustyGates

    Member
    October 18, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    my priority is a small high tunnel

  • Terminator

    Member
    October 18, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Hello Tag it’s the terminator I still have to cut winter wood this weekend is supposed to be I t he double digits for us so starting Sat I’m full out cutting and splitting my would hopefully i can get ten cords of wood done my neighbor cut 5 cord of pine and poplar and gave it to me it will help me start I burn that type of wood dried until the real cold sets in like -30lol then the hard wood for tose nights I’m hoping to finish my addition so i can move my bed into the new bedroom by Christmas then once that is done I sit by the fire and start working on finishing my knitting ,it’s one of my projects I do in the gall and winter my grandkids get winter mitts and hats from me each year , they like the funky colors I do.The I start planning my new projects for next year.

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  • culdesacgrocerygarden

    Member
    October 18, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Learning to grow microgreens and other things that you can grow indoors in the winter. I brought in the greenstalk last night and am hoping that the cold weather didnt already destroy the Egyptian spinach and Okinawan Spinach. Gowing to try growing Kale in there with it over the winter and starting some sweet potato slips for the greens too. I think lettuce grown inside is bitter, hoping I find the right greens to grow.

  • Private_Cluck

    Member
    October 19, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Here in Southeast Texas our winters are usually short, mid-December through mid-February. I’ll finish some long overdue work inside our log house. I plan to do inside seed starting probably mid to late January. Also need to do some more storage room cleanup before spring garden work begins in earnest.

  • Grams56

    Member
    October 19, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Hoping to get a greenhouse from Growers Solutions on Black Friday. Build a larger chicken coop that I can actually walk in and hold more chickens.

  • Susquehanna-Homestead

    Member
    October 20, 2022 at 10:42 am

    Building things and woods work(firewood, moving brush)

  • ShelbyDuck

    Member
    October 20, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Just moved to new property in AR. Need to get some trees in the ground to get the food forest started. Build chicken tractor, get my perimeter electric up, lots more.

  • Hippocrates_Garden

    Member
    October 22, 2022 at 3:31 am

    A lot I’d like to be doing on my property, however, I only currently get maybe 4-6 hours there a week, and I’m only 10 miles away. I still need to get a 10×12 shed moved 50 miles to the property, but before that have to make the pad to put it on.

    Level out and probably gravel a pad for the 5th wheel, and find someone with a truck that could actually get it to the spot (likely a 4wd dually needed)

    If my house sells, order the bits and bobs to put the full solar system in an enclosed trailer (looking at dual Victron Quattro’s for 110 and 220, build for the future, and at least two full racks of SOK or EG4 batteries.

    Get enough trees cleared that I can level ground for a shop and my high tunnel.

    Start using the sawmill and get a drying shed built.

    Start the food forest.

    What’cha think, couple of weekends?

    • TagNBee

      Community Leader
      October 22, 2022 at 4:09 am

      Ha I would that qualifies and a week or two. If Bee was doing it , it might take 4 weeks.

  • leslienky

    Member
    October 27, 2022 at 12:09 am

    I like to use winter to work on learning or improving new skills. Last winter I taught myself how to knit. I need to use this winter to improve!!

    I like to research new recipes for the things I grow in spring and summer. Having more than one idea how to prep a food item is a big struggle for me. I am not one that can just throw things together. I really need a plan/recipe.

    I want to get better about canning ready to go meals. I have done a few and have enjoyed the ease of having a meal with little to no prep. I want to try to can some more to build up my pantry.

    I also use the winter to stock up on my soap inventory. During growing season, I don’t have time to make soap.

  • DebbieS

    Member
    October 27, 2022 at 12:21 am

    We want to get started on building a small chicken coop. A tree fell on our cattle panel greenhouse and home so we have those repairs we are currently doing. We plan to build a potting table and some raised beds inside it once the repairs are finished. We also have a large 8 x 8 raised bed we are going to turn into a keyhole garden as it’s just too big to manage vegetables. That should keep us busy for a while.

  • Raspberry

    Member
    October 29, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    This winter we’re building a 60×20 greenhouse. I’ve wanted one for 30 years, so this is truly a dream come true for me. 🥰

  • TagNBee

    Community Leader
    October 29, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    So really great responses. I’m looking forward to the winter.

  • newtech

    Member
    October 30, 2022 at 1:20 am

    My goals are sawing lumber for a cabin. Making a hydrogen cook stove. And to build a magnetic motor.

    • TagNBee

      Community Leader
      October 30, 2022 at 4:01 am

      These are big goals.

  • PrairieFire

    Member
    November 3, 2022 at 5:56 am

    I need to set up my seed starting shelves and figure out the grow lights. My pantry is overflowing and I need to inventory and rearrange it. By February, I want to have my little lean to green house built outside too.

  • Jeremy-aka-One-Step-Closer

    Member
    November 7, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Just finished my first Kratky beds, I plan to use what I learn to create an indoor seed starting system, Then work on growing my handyman business, and finally get started on starting my youtube channel.

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