Monday, November 24, 2008

The new greenhouse

That stinking cold abating for the time being, hopefully for good, and the weather having improved, it was time to begin framing Aimee's new greenhouse.

Last year she made do with a half-hoophouse, but it was forever getting damaged in our regular winter gales. This new building will be made of cedar, glass, and polycarbonate roofing.

Aimee likes to grow plant starts in the spring of the year. She grows enough tomatoes, peppers, and basil to meet our needs and the frozen and canned tomatoes and pesto last all year.

This building will serve double duty, because as a half-scaffold, I can use it to more easily put asphalt shingles on this half of our barn roof. There's just cheap roll roofing up there right now, nowhere near good enough. Actually, you can easily see where I recently had to put two new sheets down to replace two that blew off in a gale. One more bit of scaffolding on each side will suffice to reach the entire length.

Of course I had a lot of helpers. Especially when it came to unload the half ton of oats we got today at the feed store.

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