The barrel that holds the grain for the goats was frozen. I had to take a board and knock it loose!
There was still a small amount of frost on top of the blocks on the 3 hives when I went by them this morning. Much to cold for any activity. Thursday we are supposed to be back in the 70's so I will open the hives and do a good check on them.
The greenhouse has still managed to stay warm enough for the bell peppers.
Some nice chilli peppers growing.
and the tomatoes are still growing nicely. You can see behind the tomatoes where I planted the pineapple straight into the ground too. It is getting a bit much to dig and repot them every year so they will live in the ground in the greenhouse.
I had a picture of the entire two rows of pineapple but my computer seems to have hid it from me.
I am experimenting with squash in the ground inside the greenhouse. I sprouted the seed in the house wrapped in a damp paper towel and then put it in the ground. We'll see if I get summer squash in the winter!
Before the first frost Papa Bear used his tractor and dug up several large banana trees for me and plopped them in the ground right in the center of the greenhouse where it is taller. I think the ceiling height is 14 feet and some of the upright leaves are already touching. Hopefully we'll get some bananas by letting them grow in the greenhouse. It has been several years since our trees produced.
Before he got sick, Papa Bear was working on a wood stove heater made from a barrel kit. He decide to make a double one as it will have a heat exchanger and warm a larger area. The temps has already dropped to 27 degrees outside but the greenhouse stayed above freezing. With heat the plants should produce more. It's fun experimenting at any rate to see what works and what doesn't.
Hope everyone is warm and toasty in whatever you are doing today!