Winter is Coming
We have been doing our best to get the roof on the greenhouse before the snow arrived. Cold weather and high winds have taken a toll on our ability to get it completed.
Just a couple of weeks ago, we did get the very west wall cemented into place. It took another week to get the last post for the drive in door cemented into place due to cold weather.
Two weeks ago, we were able to cement the last upright post in place for the Greenhouse.
Cold weather, high winds and time restraints have appeared to be winning the battle in getting the roof on and complete before the first big snow.
We just could not get the last 2 rows of the roof pulled into place due to the wind. The temperature must be at least 50 degrees farenheit to set these 66 foot long panels into place. Too cold or too hot, and the tension will not be correct once it is completed.
Part of taking on a project of this size is keeping focused on the end result. We know that once the roof is completed, we can finish the sides, install the vents and get the water system and completed.
We have placed the top soil, compost, and Llama manure in the greenhouse already. We just got a “New to us” Troy Built horse rototiller to level the floor of the greenhouse also.
A 2 Day “Heat Wave” makes it possible to finish the roof!
Just this last Sunday and Monday, we were blessed to have warm enough weather to pull the last 2 panels! Finally, the roof is on and the weather was up to the low 50’s. We have had a couple of small snow storms, but the snow is all gone.
Here is a couple of pictures of the completed roof for the greenhouse!!!
Last items to Finish the Greenhouse
Now we can get the floor level and finish the side windows and vents.
Here is what we have left to do:
- Build and install the 8 vents in the side walls
- Close the other sections of the walls to keep the greenhouse warm and growing
- Change the well pump from 240vac to a Solar powered well pump
- Finish the cover for the water reservoir tank
- Install the drain gutter on the south end of the greenhouse to get water to flow away from the greenhouse as rain falls or snow melts
- Install the roll up garage door in the driveway ramp
- This may sound like a lot of work, but compared to where we started, it is a short list.
We were hoping to get this completed before the first big snow, however, it came. The great news is that the roof is on and there is lots to do inside under the roof!
We have completed the majority of the tasks needed to start growing. We are hoping to start planting in 2 weeks.
How is your farm or garden coming along? Can you grow in the winter?
We will continue to give you updates as we finish the greenhouse. Our hope is that winter will allow us to finish the tasks needed to finish soon.
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Winter Arrives on the Greenhouse