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Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Greenhouse!

I mentioned that I was waiting for the Gman to have the time to assemble the second greenhouse....I Thought it would be just like the one we had last year...he said he was going to use the same roof pieces.
This is what it looked like last year - we had squash, beans and cukes in there....




The roof panels are in two pieces...

He asked me where we should set it up, so I said why not put it on top of the oldest compost pile? This way it would be easy to rake out, take away the excess, and leave some really awesome soil underneath the plants....
It's right next to a pile of Really Good dirt....it's also right next to the second oldest compost pile....

So, that's what we did.....first he framed up one wall









Then another, and another and the basic frame was ready....
Then we finished framing the walls....





We put logs inside where we needed to level out the soil/compost....
Then I started raking out all the compost and adding that good soil from the pile behind the greenhouse....
Whatever compost wasn't ready, I chucked it out onto the other compost pile...




Here you can see the lay of the land we were working with....that middle hump inside the greenhouse is the left over pile of finished compost.
Over time, I''ll dig all that out and raise those beds inside the greenhouse....





A better picture of the log and compost detail...we used to fill and backfill...





Then we started working on putting those roof panels into place...he put a great pitch on the roof. Maybe we won't have to worry this winter with all the snow falling on it?
Later, we put the poly around the sides....today I played around with building rock faces for those front open faces on either side....I'll try and get some pics of that tomorrow....


And here's what it looks like from the porch...we're pretty happy! A fair bit of work, but it will add a LOT to our homestead....

















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