Since we want to start using the greenhouse as early as possible this season, we have been researching passive heating methods that might be viable for a greenhouse in a climate such as ours in Manitoba. Dave decided to build a compost bin out of an old dog crate and some slab wood to see if we could heat the greenhouse
It is often the case at Dans Bois that we look at each other at 6 pm and ask: What’s for dinner tonight? Well if the answer you really wanted was pizza, but you didn’t plan ahead to make/buy the ingredients, here is your solution.
We found out quickly that in these temperatures the chicken poop below the roosts freezes quickly and would grow like stalagmites, messing with the deep composting method. So on a warm day in January we installed a poop tray.
The only dairy products we ever have around the house are cheese and butter, so we searched high and low for a naan recipe that didn’t require milk or yogurt. Throwing a couple recipes together provided a naan that will make you never buy store-bought again
In order to maximize what we are able to grow and harvest ourselves, we start planting seeds indoors under lights in January. These plants are then large enough to begin fruiting in April when they get moved out to the greenhouse. We continue seeding for our gardens right up until the last frost is expected, to make sure we have a productive plot of land.