…if you put your mind to it.  I am a big believer in the ability of a human being to be able to learn and do almost anything.  If we were to share and expand on this knowledge and learning what could we achieve? The problem is our society expects us to profit from every idea – we’re supposed to make money off of them or, if someone shows you something and you do it and something goes wrong, you should think about suing.

I am not a big believer in either of these concepts. I feel they stifle creativity and stop progress on things that could help people and the planet. (insert you own comment about big oil here)

This little rant is leading to the fact that I hope to not only show you what I am doing but how I’m doing it. If you have a suggestion on how to do it better, let me know. If you want to try some of the ideas you find (insurance company says I have to say do so at your own risk) please feel free. If we all put our heads together, who knows what we could come up with…

Project 1:  the greenhouse.  Here is a partial time lapse of the greenhouse going up (iphone ran out of battery partway through). Because there is no hydro on site as of yet, I did the cutting beforehand so what you are seeing is the assembly.
Planning time – 4 hours – I like to draw things out. And I made an extensive cut list.
Cutting time – 2 hours
Assembly time – 10 hours over 2 days; would have been shorter but the ground is a bit soft and I kept losing my wellies.

Tomorrow I am going to extend it and start planting. For now, here’s a look at what I’ve been up to.