With temperatures reaching 52 degrees midday Sunday we were finally able to concrete greenhouse posts in greenhouse #5. Would you believe that this is the first time since December where we had a couple consecutive days reaching these temperatures? Last October Joe, Meagan, Caree and Carl dug 50 holes 2 feet deep for the greenhouse posts and just now we are getting around to setting the posts in concrete. This means making sure all the posts are on 4 foot centers, removing rocks from the holes that would prevent the post from setting correctly, making sure all the posts are plumb and aligned with the string, making sure the top of each post is level with one another (not easy here in the mountains where our land is sloped!), and finally mixing concrete and filling the hole. Our goal is to have this greenhouse up by April 1st just in time for peppers to be transplanted into the house!
So we thought we could accomplish this in a couple days but we have SOOOO many rocks on this farm and Carl is a perfectionist so this job took us from Friday until Monday afternoon. (THANK GOODNESS Carl is a perfectionist because all our greenhouses are still standing – partly our greenhouses are still standing due to LUCK – especially after the December storm.)