February 2, 2019 - We start laying out the new greenhouse
Getting more materials in place.
2-15-19 Beginning Framing
2-15-19 The table and some framing is up.
2-18-19 A trailer load of straw bales
2-18-19 Jim cleans off some snow to be ready to stack more bales
2-18-19 Starting to stack the strawbale back wall
2-18-19 A back view of the growing straw bale wall
2-21-19 The back wall is mostly stacked.
We're thankful for a blower fan from our friends at Coneflower Farm
2-21-19 Steve and Jim work on attaching the roofing
3-14-19 We have the front braces up so it starts to look more like a building.
3-14-19 View from the east.
3-14-19 Back view.
3-14-19 Construction detail of bracket and aluminum holder for plastic sheeting.
3-14-19 Location for wood stove. Needs fire protection yet, obviously!
3-19-19 We laid out the plastic
3-19-19 We next brought the plastic up to the ridge.
3-19-19 Now the plastic is hanging down.
3-19-19 We start attaching the plastic to the upper supports.
3-19-19 Cat scan to see everything is OK.
3-19-19 The greenhouse now has an inside.
3-14-19 Fastening the lower section.
3-14-19 The big piece of plastic is attached. We'll get the ends some day soon!
3-14-19 Doors are up with plastic covering much of the ends.
3-14-19 Although it is not yet enclosed, we're starting to use the greenhouse.
3-14-19 View of the west door.
3-28-19 The west end is now closed.
3-28-19 Steve manufactured a door handle and a latchstring latch.
3-28-19 The east end is also closed. It still needs the handle and latch on the door.
3-28-19 A closeup of the wiggle wire used to attach greenhouse plastic to the frame.
3-28-19 The north straw bale wall is done, with cracks filled and fastened together with bamboo and twine.