The workmen have been feverishly working away. On Thursday I counted 17 men and women pounding away at: installing the post and beam porch, nailing up barnboard roofers, staining the white cedar trim, laying out a fire suppression system, running electric services, digging water trenches to service the greenhouse, reinstalling the pump in the well; and through it all Jim Glavin coordinating it all like a conductor with his baton. The timing and staging of materials and workmen is a staggering workload, thank you Jim!
Thursday evening Daniel and I set up a couple of work lights at night to back light the new white oak post and beam frame. I captured this image that night, I hope a few passersby found it as beautiful as I did.
Jim Athearn nailing up a little pitch pine for the last rafter.
Here is the Easterly view of the new store, looking from the Meshacket road.
The first boards to go onto the roof. This is island cut white pine cut by the fisherman and sawyer Tom Turner from Katama. We ordered nearly 8,000 board feet of lumber from him this winter to sheath the store and for the pitch pine floorboards. These are nice clear boards that we ‘kiln’ dried in our greenhouse over the winter months, let’s hope they don’t shrink much more once they are on the roof!
The post and beam frame all covered up. The upper sidewalls will get a cedar shingle treatment and the lower sidewalls will be board and batten. All of these boards will show from inside the store.
Next step, the insulated panel company comes Wednesday to lay their panels on top of the skin we put on, and then we can start to shingle. Our family friend Jonas Cavallo and his company Workshops and Sons will be doing the shingling with Dan and I working alongside.
Thanks for checking in on the progress, soon I will be able to share some pictures of our early crops they start to hit the ground this week. We already have filled a greenhouse with vegetable transplants and hopefully by the end of the week we will have three greenhouses full of plants! happy spring