Sunday, October 23, 2011

Roof Raising

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a greenhouse.  A couple of days ago Kel rigged up a clever pulley system with tennis balls (one of which Ike graciously lent to us for the occasion) and some rope and slowly, slowly over the top came the plastic.  Holding on to various ropes while Kel made sure the plastic was not snagging on anything, I felt a bit like a lone sailor on the high seas - though thankfully we had very little wind on this particular afternoon.  Now all of the fine-tuning work needs to be done: wiring, fans, building raised beds, filling the black barrels with water (to regulate temperature inside the greenhouse) and getting all of the potted plants into their new digs.  But we have a greenhouse!

From the inside.


  1. Congratulations to you both! That is some greenhouse!

    Necessity being the mother of invention, think that Kel should guest blog on how on earth he constructs a pulley system using tennis balls (with kind permission from Ike) and manages (with your assistance) to get such a professional looking finished masterpiece complete with roof!

    So glad the elements are co-operating - and good luck with the rest of the paraphenalia now required. Fascinated to hear the step-by-step progress!

    All the best. As usual!

  2. Congrats!! It looks great! Uh, when will the tomatoes be ready? :-)


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