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Saturday, July 25, 2015
Hothouse Day, Literally
How the heck did we get blessed with so many awesome friends, such as these folks who offered to help work on the greenhouse today? Did I mention that it was over 90 degrees and tropically humid today while we worked in a space that increases the effect of heat and sunshine? Here we are this morning, just getting started - with 15 panels to install (7 of which were installed in April but blew out in a huge windstorm.)
Six hours later, we were sliding in the final panel!
Interior view of sliding in the last panel. It takes a minimum of six people to safely slide in a panel, including two to hold the ladders steady.
Dave working at the peak, at the very top of the 14-foot ladder.
Ira intrepidly working at the top of the extension ladder tied to the frame of the greenhouse.
Rog atop the scaffolding, viewed through the inside of the greenhouse.
This gives you an idea of how high up we were working.
Admiring our work, after installing the final panel.
Thanks, Randy, for spending your birthday doing sweaty, hard, physical labor!
A toast to Randy the birthday guy, Ira the WWOOFer, and our wonderful greenhouse crew.
Assemblage of ladders.
Significant progress also made on my farmers tan today.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.