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My 1st Outdoor Blog of 2019

It's March 23rd and I'm blogging outdoors again. It feels good! Last year I purchased a 4' X 6' green house in hopes of getting a head start on enjoying North Dakota's late and cool Spring. It worked great and I felt it was worth the money spent even if the equipment would only last a year.

Surprise! The equipment made it through last spring and early Summer so I packed it away until yesterday and now it's back up and working great. I've equipped it with a tiny heater so now I can even use it for it's intended use, a green house, and blog as well.

As you can see we still have snow around and at night the temp is in the 20's but as I sit here now the outside temp is 50 and the greenhouse temp is 70. Life is good!

Blogging in ND 2019

 

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Comment balloon 26 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • March 23 2019 09:34PM

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Don't trip on the electric heater as it will melt the tent.

Great idea..... It is 63 F outdoor w/o a tent or heater.

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) 4 months ago

OK - I'm jealous. It's up in the 50's here today too, but still a good foot of snow on the ground.

A few miles from here there's a huge greenhouse that was constructed 6 or 8 years ago. From the outside it appears that there's some kind of heating apparatus so they could get started early. But nobody uses it! The door faces the road and is usually open, so you can see that there are no plants inside.

Darn I would love to pick that thing up and move it to my house!

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 4 months ago

You've got yourself a portable "he shed." Ha. It makes a great little spot to soak up the outdoors - and plant some starters too. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 4 months ago

Hi Bob,

Nice to be outside after a long cold winter. Hopefully it will be the end of it. I know when we lived just north of you in Manitoba March and April are so unpredictable.

Posted by Steve Higgins (RE/MAX Kelowna) 4 months ago

Looks wonderful, for your climate!  I'm sure after your long winter the green house is a great change!

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) 4 months ago

That it would Sam Shueh .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

I would love to pick up a green house like that to Marte Cliff . I visited our local green house last week and it was like paradise in there.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

It is a He Shed Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD , I never thought of that before. I put a couple of seedlings in there to see if my "system" works which may be a bit risky. I put a thermostat on the heater that is supposed to kick in at 30 degrees. If it doesn't work those little guys are doomed.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

I'm hoping my little heater and thermostat combo does the trip Steve Higgins . We've had snow on my birthday in midmay so who knows, I may have to keep the plants in the house another month.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

It is wonderful and a challenge Christine OShea . It works for my blogging santuary but I hope it works as greenhouse as well.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

Ahhhh spring into your blog !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 4 months ago

Bob "RealMan" Timm - I would LOVE a greenhouse to grow tomatoes and herbs.  I still have a lot of snow in my yard from the late February/ early March 2 foot of snow we had in 48 hours.  However, in those spots the snow has melted, I am seeing the daffodil bulbs I planted last fall starting to sprout!

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) 4 months ago

Bob, my friend do not take this the wrong way but you are crazy:)) with 20 degree weather I would have on earmuffs, gloves and a north pole jacket on  definitely not dressed like you ... when it drops below 69 in our house I am complaining that my fingers are too cold to type:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 4 months ago

Morning Bob.

Temps today will be in the mid 60's.  Our farmer's markets will open later this month or early April.  I'm ready for those local tomatoes.  Maybe I'll get my fill of them this year, but I wouldn't bet on it

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 4 months ago

70 degrees in the greenhouse sounds perfect!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) 4 months ago

Now, that is a really creative solution, Bob!  A few days ago, Sacramento actually had a couple of days that reached into the mid 70s.  However, we have backed off a bit, and daytime highs are in the 60s.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

Good morning Bob. Now that is some dedication to being outdoors! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 4 months ago

You got it Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

Lynnea Miller seeing those bulbs push out is such a joy. I am seeing some green in the garden boxes next to the house and I'm amazed after such a harsh winter.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

I get it Endre Barath, Jr. . The last time I was in FL the temp was around 70 and all the locals were dressed as you described. I was in shorts and a tank-top.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

James Dray we are lucky if our farmers market opens in April and the me really can not count on local produce until the end of May.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

It sure is for me Kat Palmiotti and there is no insects either.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat we backed off big time today with a predicted high of 28 degrees. I brought the few plants I had out there back into the house for today or more.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

I do love the outdoors Wayne Martin and it's hard to enjoy it when you have to get so bundled up. This is an easy work around.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

Hi Bob,
I love that you are blogging inside outside. Or is that outside inside?

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 4 months ago

Inside outside with the door open Carol Williams .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 4 months ago

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