Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Patience, Please...

Yippee! Our new greenhouse is on it's way and it can't get here fast enough for me. This the Hobby Grower "Enthusiast" which is the same one that blew away a few weeks ago. This time around,we decided to add the four foot extension and the fancy 'automatic vent openers' (that used to be my job title-minus the fancy part). We can certainly benefit from these few extras. There are plans to bolt this beast to rock solid 8X8's partially sunk into the earth for a better foundation and to assure that this one will not have a chance of blowing eastward. A wind block of some sort will also be positioned on the west side of the greenhouse-most likely a four foot wooden fence that I can grow morning glories or a climber rose on. This is the photo I sent to the insurance claims adjuster after the fact. Ugh, I can still barely look at that pile of debris without wincing but when I do, I am again reminded how eternally grateful I am to the guys that chased down the pieces for me. The MAN, on the other hand, sees this pile of plastic and twisted metal as potential. "Necessity(and disaster) is the mother of invention", I suppose. He stood up there staring at it until the inevitable MAN Brainstorm started to brew up and he created his own tornado of activity. In this case, he recycled the pieces of plastic windows, doubled them up for durability and insulation, and created new cold frame tops. Once the south-facing boxes are finished and set into the soil, they'll be ready to go. I imagine that surrounded by a few hay bales, they'll serve as a nice place to grow winter greens,too. Since he's already tackled the task of greenhouse construction before, he's hoping that it will go together easier this time around. That's my hope, too. I have my own vague memory of the last construction day, watching from the window. It's best not to interrupt a man when he's in his own mental world of construction and ask him if he needs any help. I'll likely watch from the window again this time around but I'll have my camera close by, for sure.

3 comments:

Clare said...

I'll look forward to seeing your new greenhouse up and ready, Sue!

girlwithasword said...

Sue that's gorgeous!!!

Deirdre said...

Looking good!!

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