|The house in 2002|
While we lost some photos due to a bad disk drive, we do have pictures of those early days and plan on sharing some with you as the year proceeds. This round documents the building of the greenhouse, our initial infrastructure project.
The passive solar design was taken from a similar structure at the MU Mount Vernon Experimental Station. With the help of Rebecca's father John, family, and some hired hands we commenced to clear the site of an old chicken coop and build this most important structure.
Through all types of weather the greenhouse has stood tall and nurtured our late-Winter and early-Spring transplants. It has also served to dry herbs, cure sweet potatoes, overwinter potted plants, dry our clothes, and otherwise warm us.
|John clearing the site for the greenhouse|
|Greenhouse back wall|
|Rebecca laying out the foundation|
|Building the greenhouse|
|Rebecca hoisting the plastic|
|Insulating and finishing the interior|
|The finished greenhouse|