Good morning guys, and come on in a while. We hope all are well this morning and everything is good in regards to your daily activities.
Well, we worked on the greenhouse again yesterday, and little by little we keep inching closer to getting the outside buttoned up.
We got the two layers of plastic pulled on the roof, and the fan installed to keep the two layers blown up…basically the roof is like a big balloon. This is to help in insulating the building. We used a clear plastic underneath and then used a white plastic on top. This is to help knock down the sun’s rays, and keep it from getting so hot.
The white plastic cuts down the sun by 50%. We also are installing shade cloth on the inside of the side curtains as well. This too will knock down the sunlight too, plus it’ll help keep out bugs when the curtains are rolled up. Also it will help to knock the breeze down some when heavy winds are blowing. It doesn’t stop it, but it will help to.
We have a good friend, Bobby, who has some greenhouses in Virginia, and his statement to me was simply that we won’t have to worry about keeping it heated down here as much as we’ll need help with…the heat of the summer.
Billy, our buddy who found, and is helping us put this up agrees wholeheartedly, and this is the reasoning for the shade cloth and white plastic roofing.
We added an extra run of lock strips below the lock strip for the roof. They claim you can get three layers of plastic locked into each run of lock strip, but since we had plenty, we just ran another run. This enables us to lock our two roof plastics into a lock strip, then we can lock our curtains into their own locks.
We still lack one side of curtain. We were shorted one side, and the man Billy got the greenhouse from forgot to order the other side. So, he ordered them yesterday and we’ll have them next week. We still need to hang our doors, which we’ll have to cut down height wise, but this is no problem. We’ve reached the point we’re redneck engineering! LOL!!
We can now though go ahead and hang the shade cloth on the remaining side, possibly start some of the beds, start running irrigation, and running electric to the building. Then sometime next week we’ll be able to button her up.
I tell you guys, this is going to really be fun for Deb and I. We both love piddlin around in a garden, and this will take it to another level for us. The main reason though is keeping us in fresh juicing material year round. This is the REAL reason for the greenhouse.
I’ve also told Billy to go ahead and find us another one, hopefully a 30’x100’. This is the size we were hoping to find, but he was having a little trouble locating one, and me being so dern antsy, I told him to get us this one. Actually though, this 18’x60’ is going to work out real nice for us, especially since it’s just right across from the house.
Keeping it so close to the house will help Deb out immensely…it’s close, and once I tell her to get her butt out there and weed the dern thing, she won’t have far to walk! LOL!
Boy, can you guys believe how good I try to look after her?? She’s sure got a good one in me, huh? I just couldn’t see her having to walk no dern half a mile to go and weed the dern beds! I’m tryin to make it just as easy on her as I can! LOL! Plus, she’s asleep at the moment, so she doesn’t know what I’m telling you guys!! THAT’S how I get away with it!
Seriously though, this is going to be so much fun, and a learning as we go process. It’ll gain us much knowledge in the workings of this, plus supply us with good information for you guys as well. It should be kinda fun for us all…
Well, I’ve got a meeting at 7:30 this morning so I better start wrappin this up. We’ll share a video with ya’ll this morning, plus put up a few pictures as well.
But first…a couple jokes…
Two young businessmen in Florida were sitting down for a break in their soon-to-be new store in the shopping mall. As yet, the store wasn’t ready, with only a few shelves and display racks set up.
One said to the other, “I’ll bet that any minute now some old person is going to walk by, put his face to the window, and ask what we’re selling.”
Sure enough, just a moment later, a curious senior gentleman walked up to the window, looked around intensely and rapped on the glass. Then in a loud voice asked, “What are you sellin’ here?”
One of the men replied sarcastically, “We’re selling a$$-holes.”
Without skipping a beat, the old timer said, “You must be doing well. Only two left.”
I just love that one…cause I’m getting old!
That was from our ole buddy Roger. Now a couple from Diane, another good friend of ours. I believe both are from Virginia…ya reckon it’s the water?? LOL!
Diane’s are on the topic of aging too.
“Sometimes I laugh SO hard…the tears run down my leg!!
Wife asks husband, “So, how many women have you slept with?”
Husband: “Only you darling…with all the others I was awake!”
And one more…
Are you tired of being continually harassed by your stupid parents??
Move out. Get a job. Pay your bills while you still know everything!!
You guys have a great day, and God Bless! Deb says to keep a smile on your face, and one in your heart!
Dub and Deb