OK, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a blog but I assure everyone I’m fine and I’m alive and well. I guess it’s time to get everyone caught up on what I’ve been doing.
As some of you know, my husband and I bought a house 8 years ago in Boise’s “West Downtown” neighborhood. It’s a 1917 Bungalow with a lot of great features, but it had also been neglected in the years prior to our purchase. Since day one of ownership we’ve been working on something. A lot of blood, sweat and tears have gone into our little plot of heaven.
About 5 years ago we lugged the 200+ pound cement farmhouse sink which had been sitting in the basement for who knows how long, up the stairs and placed it outside on a raised surface. My intention was to turn it into a planter so I primed & painted it in preparation for the outdoors.
The planter has been home to a variety of plants but it the recent few years it has been converted to a garden. Last year while walking through Lowes, looking for something else….we stumbled upon a cold frame. After looking at it for awhile we wondered if it might work on top of the sink. We ran home, took some measurements and low and behold it was a perfect fit. We ran back made the purchase and the sink has provided a spring crop of lettuce for the past 2 years.
The sink from the front.
This shot was taken about 2 weeks ago. Since then the lettuce has grown considerably and I can no longer see the dirt.