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Greenhouse Progress

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Greenhouse North End Wall After we got done putting up the ribs the whole greenhouse structure was a bit on the wibbly side. Grab one end, shake and it felt like giant slinky. With the addition of the end walls … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Ribs Up

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Beached Whale of a Greenhouse Click for Big Picture Today we got the last of the ribs of the greenhouse up and connected with purloin cross pieces. Everything is plumb and level, provided you’re using the right system of geometry … Continue reading

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Pure Wood Chip Composting

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Wood Chip Compost Heating Up While we were working on putting up ribs on the greenhouse in the south field I noticed a black hole. Then another. And another…

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Ribby Arcs & The Sanitized Pig

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Rib Assembly Table (Click images for Big Picture) There is no flat land where we live. Every thing is sloped. That helps with drainage but makes building things like these 50′ long greenhouse ribs a bit challenging. To ease the … Continue reading

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Feet Seated or Not

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The next morning after putting in some ribs on the greenhouse I came out and noticed something odd. In the dark we didn’t realize we had put in two of the locking bolts at the bottom of the 50′ ribs … Continue reading

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Rib Assembly – Some Modifications Required

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Rib Assembly Table Above is the temporary 40’x16′ table Will and Ben built for assembling the ribs of our greenhouse. There are 25 ribs each made of five sections of 2.375″ diameter heavy gauge galvanized pipe that slip together with … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Siege Tower

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Siege Tower at Greenhouse Every castle needs a siege tower, no? Ours lifts my feet up 16′ so I can easily reach 21′ up in the air to do work on the top rafters and purloins of our rising greenhouse … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Feet and Sidewalls

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Greenhouse FoundationClick Image for Big Picture Will and Ben have been continuing the work on the greenhouse foundation while I work on finishing details on the butcher shop.

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Wood Chip Fire

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Wood Chips What this photo does not show is 84 tons of wood chips on fire. It doesn’t show 280 cubic-yards of wood chips on fire along with our greenhouse foundation of about 120 cedar logs burning plus the lumber … Continue reading

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Winter’s Here

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Upper Pond & Cottage As noted yesterday, winter arrived at 1:03 pm on Wednesday. Punctually on schedule. This morning we woke up to about 10″ of snow. The world has changed from grey November to white winter just in time … Continue reading

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