The Farm at Stonehill

The Greenhouse Is Growing!

The warmer spring weather this week allowed us to continue to make good progress on greenhouse construction.

Photo of Greenhouse on April 25
West facing end wall construction commences on Monday morning (April 25, 2011).
Chuck cut the pieces of steel and polycarbonate to the required lengths, shapes, and sizes and then we used brackets, nuts, bolts, tech screws, hammers, and the drill to put the puzzle together.
We started the week with end wall construction on the west end of the greenhouse…
Photo fo Chuck working April 25
Chuck building a strong end wall (April 25, 2011)


…before installing the doors on the west side of the greenhouse.

greenhouse April 26
Day’s end, Doors up (April 25, 2011).


It was then time to work on the east facing end wall…

Chuck works on east facing end wall 4.28
Chuck works on the East end wall (April 28, 2011).


…despite the stormy weather,¬†with the help of some friends – Derek, Katie, Mariah and Steve – from¬†Brix Bounty Farm in Dartmouth, MA.

steve and derek working in the rain

Steve and Derek installed the “hip boards”…

katie and mariah

…while Katie and Mariah helped us enjoy the wind and rain.


By the end of the week both beautiful end walls are in place!

greenhouse April 29
East facing end wall (April 29, 2011).
april 29 greenhouse

West facing end wall with doors (April 29, 2011).

Just a bit more work lies ahead for us to finish the greenhouse, and soon the structure will work for us, providing a warm and sunny habitat for our young plants to grow.