Greenhouse Cover Ready to Pull
The 100’x56′ billboard tarp for the greenhouse arrived yesterday. Will, Ben and I got it positioned out along side the frame and then this morning Hope helped us put the 96′ long pipe through the eastern hem of the tarp.
The west side of the tarp is now battened to the foundation side walls of the greenhouse and the rest of it is bundled up so the wind can’t catch it. That is why the big hay bales are pressed up tight – they’re holding the great sail down. The mainyard is tied to the base of the ribs.
We threw ropes up over the frame and will use those to pull the mainsail up and over. To do that we must wait for a time when there is no wind. That is hard in our area as we have near constant wind. It may be that we wait for a lull rather than a true calm. The time will come, we’ll take the chance, pulling 5,600 sq-ft of sail up and over, quickly. Unlike a sailing ship we do not really want to catch the wind and go flying off southeastward into the rising sun.
Everything is ready. Now we wait.
Outdoors: 17°F/-11°F Snowy, Windy
Tiny Cottage: 63°F/56°F
Daily Spark: Cow-a-bungie! (Picture of a cow bunjie jumping.)