Custom Classic Construction, Inc.
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Ready for transplanting.
Peppers and one eggplant
Pepper Seedlings started for a friend.
6 pack of Kohlrabi
2 Tiny Tim Tomato Plants
Out in the high Tunnel the Cauliflower is looking great
Kohlrabi is forming a bulb
Spinach has germinated
RIP " Bob Sr."
Your contagious smile and gracious welcoming manners will always be remembered!
It snowed last night.
Inside the Green house everything is growing
Broccoli and Kohlrabi
Volunteer Johnny- Jump- Up
March can bring all kinds of weather.....
and visitors to the pond.
Called all of our friends and neighbors everyone is safe and healthy so far.
Met with a new customer. No hand shakes and we kept our distance leaving the door open to make all of us more comfortable. She was on the same page as us so it was a nice meeting.
We have a unit in the shop that is close to being ready to ship. Not sure when that will happen.
We pray you all are safe and take the time to appreciate your family and friends and neighbors from a safe distance.
Crown of Thorns is starting to bloom:
Spring is on its way!
My last shopping day until we get through this lock down due to the CoVid-19 outbreak.
Canceled our luncheon with our dear friend Vic. We have lunch or dinner at least once a week since around 1988.
Since we rarely leave the property when life is "normal" we will weather this without any complaints, besides we have lots to do around here so no chance of us getting bored.
Young Cole Plants ( Cauliflower -Broccoli - Cabbage ) plus Kale and Chard are ready to move to the Greenhouse in a couple of weeks:
Anaheim and Poblano Pepper Plants are doing great. They will not go out into the Greenhouse for another month or so:
We decided to give the CNC machine it's own place in the shop. This way when we want to use it we don't have to take the time to move it into place, level the table and align everything before we can use it. it is ready to go at a moments notice.
Now that there was some room to work Jim took down the 4 pronged Maple tree.
Some of the firewood ready for the splitter
Started clearing for a new pond and orchard area.
Firewood trees are stacked and ready to be bucked up into rounds before heading to the splitter
Against my better judgment I planted during a waning moon.
I usually plant by the moon:
Waxing Moon above ground crops.
Waning moon root crops.
I planted the following seeds
I still have beets and onion seeds to plant. You know the ones I am supposed to plant now under the waning moon,
I will get to them today during the snow storm that is due to arrive by 1PM.
And so it begins:
Our 2020 growing season:
In October I dug out a couple of pepper plants from the High Tunnel to winter them in the house.
They are doing great! I even have 4 peppers starting to form on the one plant
This is the largest of the peppers:
It may be small but it is a pepper.
1950 - 2020
After we opened our business in 1985 we sub contracted framing for several of his homes .
In 1992 we no longer had employees and had switch gears doing the finish carpentry in homes Don hired us once again. This time the Swift family had united and the four boys worked with their Dad building homes.
It was an honor to be a part of their quality built homes.
Don was a kind thoughtful man and he loved to cook. We shared recipes over the years and he even made me a cookbook of his favorite ones
I think of him every time I open up that cookbook.