Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Monday, January 18, 2010

Cold Frame

Here is a picture of my cold frame Glen built last fall. I haven't "taken it for a spin" to see what it will do yet. The main reason I wanted one was so I could start seeds early. The bed is an existing seedbed we made with posts. Glen welds so he made a simple metal frame to lean the windows on. The ends are enclosed with a fiberglass type material we had. I'll let y'all know how it turns out.


  1. So Glen welds, does he? You should not have told me that! lol

  2. I went to a backwoods country high school, and the only 2 electives we had were horticulture and agriculture. Well the Ag teacher taught you 3 things during the year (no joke) #1 wood work, #2 How to castrate a cow #3 how to weld. I was pretty sure I didn't need to learn how to do #2 or #3. Now looking back....I should have learned #3!!!! I could really use a snazzy bottle tree!