[Homestead] homesteading stuff

Melody O. melody at crecon.com
Mon Feb 21 12:05:11 EST 2005

At 09:48 AM 2/21/05 -0700, you wrote:
>>So there you have it!  If you aren't as fortunate as Gene to be able to
>>grow delicious tomato plants all year round, at least keep an inside flower
>>or plant to help keep your spirits up.
>Our house has a clerestory pop-up in the middle, fourteen feet high. I 
>bought four pots that are twelve inches square and twenty-four inches tall. 
>One of the ficus trees planted therein is now within eighteen inches of the 
>ceiling, most happy. I find it soothing to have a forest in the middle of 
>my house.

What a great idea!  But what happens when it grows those extra eighteen
inches?  Will you have to top it?  

I would love to have an aviary in my next home.  In my dentist office there
is a 5' X 5' glassed in area where he keeps all kinds of birds.  He has a
faux tree --made of straw-like stuff with a metal fencing wrapped around it
to keep the stuffing in and provide a perch for the birds-- "growing" in
the center back of the area.  I love it.

I had thouht that it would be great to have an area where tropical plants
could grow...you know, like at the zoo.  Maybe to combine the two areas,
plants and birds, would be best.  The trick would be to make sure the
plants weren't poisonous to the birds.  But then I'd have to go in more
often so as to water the plants and that would frighten the birds.  Hum...

Anyway, I would love to bring the outside in, too.  

Best wishes,

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