For the last two days we've been beginning to assemble the greenhouse frame. Or maybe it's not a greenhouse. Maybe its a high tunnel. Or maybe it's a giant cold frame. Or...
Out in my pasture is a bunch of semi-circle hoops, now fastened into the ground, with 2 by 10 boards running down the sides, 16' wide, by 45' long, by 8' high in size. We had a little help today, with some dear friends coming by to visit. They brought lunch with them, and were sucked right into working on this beautiful 75 degree and sunny day.
Next up is getting the hoops strengthened by running pipe and extra boards along the top and half way up the sides. We'll have to cut off the extremely rusty bolts that are in all the brackets first. It's an old greenhouse frame. Once that's done, I can focus on building the ends. I feel so incredibly blessed to be doing all this in such amazing weather. But the figs and strawberries remain unmulched, as it seems a bit silly to do when it's so warm.
Michael and I are both pretty tired and sore. We did a lot of sledge hammering, pulling out and resetting of pipe legs, fighting warped boards, digging and such. But the company was as great as the weather and the time flew.
We were not able to complete office cleaning tonight. Just too tired. We'll have to finish over the weekend, along with the other office we do.
Michael is going paintballing with a bunch of his friends and mentors tomorrow. I expect a very colorful experience. I'm not sure what I'm going to be up to.
I'm just really happy to be off my feet right now.
And - we are hungry!