Sunday, February 19, 2012

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We've been graveled!


Friend Chris of next-door-neighbor Bryon stopped by yesterday with his big yellow backhoe and saved me at least an entire weekend's worth of backbreaking manual labor by moving the entire giant pile of gravel from the tail end of the driveway to the interior of the greenhouse.

Watching the guy maneuver a large vintage piece of heavy machinery with inch-by-inch precision was pretty awe-inspiring.  Now all we have to do is rake the gravel out to an even bed and we'll be good to go to start moving in the planting benches!

Would have loved to snap pics (staring down the scoop of the thing as the gravel poured out was pretty neato), but I was too busy helping Chris know where to dump the gravel and madly shoveling out space for the next scoop to be dumped.

I owe Chris a big one, and I'm beyond fortunate to have neighbors and local folks who are willing to go out of their way to help pitch in on a neighbor's project.  I hope I can repay the favor in kind.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pics of the greenhouse with all trusses installed....

A combination of lousy weather and camera difficulties mean it's been a while since we got the last of the roof trusses up on the greenhouse, and I still haven't managed to get a good picture during daylight hours.

Today presented the opportunity, and I managed to snap a few.  Next we'll be putting up the walls, then the roof and polycarbonate panels, then the siding, doors, and finishing touches.  Can't wait to get this bugger built!