Look – We KNOW our property is super duper windy. BUT we once again tricked ourselves into thinking we could stake something down real good and it would be ok.
Last summer I bought one of those make it yourself green houses with the metal rods that you screw together and drape a plastic cloth over top to make a green house. We just got around to building it as its time to start sowing those first vegetable seeds for the garden. This thing did not have any pop in place rods. They were ALL screws. Took Stephen almost a whole day to build. That is a lot of time to designate to something here. It has to be worth the time to do that. Spoiler Alert. It wasn’t.
Not 3 days later did we have a torrential down pour and wind storm. I was on the phone with my sister telling her that Stephen built this greenhouse while peering out into the darkness trying to look for it. It wasn’t there. The darn thing was allllll the way down the field. Metal rods broken, plastic tarps caught on some of the t post fencing (that doesn’t yet have a fence on it). I get off the phone and go inside to get Stephen. Who is in fact pisssssed that he spent a whole dat building this now destroyed green house.
We tredge out in the rain and wind and carry this thing into the garage where it sat for a week while we tried to figure out what to do with it. Eventually we came up with a plan to hang some remaining rods from the tresses in the barn. We drape the now ripped plastic tarp over top of the salvaged metal rods. We find our old grow lights that we used to use. Find an unused space heater in the house. And now we have an in-barn green house. Not exactly the eco-friendly, outdoor, sun utilizing green house I wanted this year. But this is what we are going to be using. Probably for a couple years.
Until we can afford an actual structure, this is what we will have to use. The fact that we have anything at all, we are grateful. Not everything works out the way you want it to. Some things come from something else that failed.
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