Greenhouse ahoy!

Our latest project has finally taken shape. When we moved here back in 2013, we saw our backyard as a tiny oasis full of possibilities. It was, at the time, a veritable jungle of weeds, vines, morning glory, dead and dying shrubbery. I had my doubts but Alex saw the potential!

The yard was not very deep but Alex could see what it could be.

Fast forward a few years and Alex and I were able to transform the yard. We dug out all the vines, the kudzu, the morning glory, the garbage plants and we were able to get a vegetable patch, fenced in both sides for our four legged family members, and more.

This year, we were able to add in the new pond.

Then, we were able to get a FREE Greenhouse from our new neighbours, Ted and Jean. Alex and I jumped at the opportunity to get it. I took a week off from work and we began in earnest on a bright and sunny Monday morning.

We first had to built the foundation for it to sit on. That took 3 days. Alex is like a man possessed when it comes to his projects. He will work until he drops. After the foundation was built, we started on the greenhouse itself.

Getting the walls up took us a bit of figuring out, then getting the roof on and finally setting the glass panels in…. The glass panels are 24″ x 24″ and very thin and VERY VERY SHARP EDGES. I have more battle wounds from assembling this unit and cleaning the windows than I have acquired in my previous 60+ years on this planet.

But, the end result is worth it.

We are putting in shelving units this week as well as getting it wired for a heat source and lighting for those cold winter nights. Alex is giddy with joy at the prospect of growing stuff in this unit all year long.

Published by Al Zylstra

a somewhat erudite wannabe writer with aspirations of not putting people to sleep with my prose....

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