Winter Roof Tobogganing


Roof Tobogganing

In the fine tradition of Vermont Bathtub Racing and with the good sense that Darwin gave us, here we are tobogganing on the new roof o the south greenhouse shed roof! It is a big of a joke, as you might suspect. We’ve been working on putting the recycled sheet metal from the old hay shed onto our new south field animal shed which is at the south field greenhouse.

A roof toboggan is what we call as loose sheet of metal as in, “Don’t step on the toboggan!” for the obvious reason that a unsecured sheet of metal can go sliding down the roof taking the roofer with them. This would endanger the people on the ground to say the least and may even damage the valuable sheet metal we’ve salvaged from other projects.

With safety in mind, work goes more slowly up high in the air. When the air gets fast, as in wind, work goes even more slowly and bare hands holding screws get chilled quite quickly. We have heard rumors that there is a warm season called zoomner or sumner or something like that when it is much easier to do construction outdoors. Personally, I’m hoping for a bit of warming.

Outdoors: 25°F/9°F Partially Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 63°F/56°F

That was an example of Yankee understatement for those who haven’t been exposed before.

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6 Responses to Winter Roof Tobogganing

  1. I have been there when we were building a barn and recycled sheet metal. Our colt jumped the fence in a bad snow storm. I found him in the dark, blowing blizzard. Naturally, we both had a quick lesson in tobogganing. That is a night to never forget. Bambi came to mind.

  2. Gail in Montana says:

    LOL, Walter, cute picture and story. Hoping for spring soon!!!! I'm ready!

  3. Walter, I've said it before, I'll say it again…You, funny man.

  4. Brian Tuor says:

    Love your website, lots of good info. Seriously a friend of mine “toboganned” off his roof and smashed his foot and ankle bones into little pieces, will never walk without pain again. Be careful. Pigs look great

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