Back to the Trenches
Brother Tom came up this morning and dug a trench to take a large electrical cable to the greenhouse. This means that I can have 240 volt power in the green house. Right now it's running on a 110 volt extension cord, not the most electrically efficient method. A small baseboard heater on a thermostat will prevent any freezing disasters. I have a conduit run to the green house from the main house but the armored and waterproof Teck cable was too big to pull down the 50 meters of 1 1/2" poly. Instead we direct buried the cable and will reserve the conduit for some Cat V cable to take data and internet out to the green house. What would a green house be without WWW and control signals?
Doesn't matter how much earth moving machinery is used, you still need someone wielding a shovel.
|I kinda look like one of the Sand People on Tatooine|
|Just admiring our handiwork|
Now to freeze proof the waterline at the Animal Shed ( the shed formerly known as the Blue Shed) Call the electrician in to connect the cable ( and we know how slow he can be - almost as bad as the painter), Insulate the windows in the house and green house and get another three cords of wood and we're in great shape for winter. Won't happen today. Progress not perfection.