Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Firewood stocked up for next winter, thanks to intrepid Carl

6:30 pm. Just about to relax into some guitar playing after a great dinner. The phone rings. Caller ID says its the intercom at our outside gate"hey Mark it's Carl I got yer firewood!" Carl is one of the local forces of nature.
He is a prime producer, an artisan of ancient and modern
fundamentals. He produces and delivers firewood.
The cans are filled with kindling.

Somehow they end up on top...
plenty few inches to spare on the gate:
"No extra charge for the tree trimming!"
Back in the recliner, tuning up the guitar by 7 pm.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Greenhouse progress report...

The north,west, south and east elevations, excluding the courtyard, are finished.
The round room and plant room 5:  

In the courtyard, first the wood is washed and scrubbed, dried and sanded.

Then oiled:

The contrast between prepared wood and oiled wood is apparent in this next photo:
These are the awning panels mounted below the windows:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Greenhouse prep continues....

The greenhouse courtyard has been washed and is ready for sanding.

Vines and plants protected and pulled back,

Rocks removed from fountain bed:

 Some old window putty must be redone: