Today it was like summer outside. Sarah helped me plant a few hundred flower bulbs for our cutting garden. We put them in buckets. And maybe she can even sell flowers to help her earn money for her trip to China? I still have hundreds of more bulbs to plant. I got carried away at the store. I always do. Nicole was not here to stop me. Not that she really could stop me! But I ran out of buckets, so we need to get more. I like the idea of growing flowers in containers. You can put them in the garden to fill in any empty spots. When they are finished blooming, you can replace them with another bucket. No more digging up gladiolas and Dahlias. Today we planted…Ixia mix, Lilly called Kingdom, Zantedeschia , Steppenkerzen, Orfeo Dahlia, Gladiolas called expresso, After Schock, Buggy, and Passos, Dahlia Kogane, Crocosmia Lucifer, and Iris Hollandica, Alehemilla Mollis, and Eryngium planum.
Why not start with an IBC and cut a hole for the door? You could build closed laying boxes into it, and something for the chickens to roost on. Put some straw or saw dust on the floor. You could add vents to the side for air. If it sat inside a chicken run that you can walk into, the chickens could be safe, dry and happy. I have an extra IBC. Maybe this could be my chicken house? I bet I could even plant the outside of it with mud and grass for extra insulation and good looks.