Here is the greenhouse pre-move. We have already moved this house once to this location 1984. Onto what was then a herb garden, involved were Jim and Debbie Athearn and Cody Jephcote . Now it gets to move again to help us expand our parking and ease the traffic flow both off Meshacket Road and inside the lot. This is the greenhouse many of you are used to buying plants in the spring, it is also were we have done all of our seeding and transplanting for sixteen years.
Jim and Daniel pounding the first pipes for the house in its new location behind the other greenhouses and near our composting area. Using this site does eat away at one of our production fields, we sacrificed about 1000 square feet of outdoors to make it indoors!
A perspective shot of the location of the new house and of the great job Daniel did grading and scraping it with the loader.
After the pipes were in the ground we just moved it piece by piece, keeping the bows together and just carrying them over. Here Chloe Nelson and Heather Jardin are steadying the south wall as Daniel gently moves it toward the site.
Heather Jardin or “Heather J’ has spent 14 years working with us and knows the farm in and out, literally. She personally has spent many early spring days in the greenhouse seeding the summers crops.
Here is Chloe Nelson and Cheryl Harary moving the North wall with Dan in the CAT.
Heather J refitting all the hundreds and hundreds of bolts we removed. Cold fingers that day, yikes windy.
Chloe, Dan, and Cheryl re-drilling and bolting on the baseboards.
Cheryl slowly thawing and trenching a shallow trench for the baseboard to sit.
The framework all in place and ready to accept the skin. The skin is actually two layers, one with UV resistance and one without, a bubble of air blown between the two creates a warm light transmitting blanket over the house. We just received the plastics and hope to cover the house this week, if we can find a sunny and calm enough day. The sun relaxes the plastic and it is much easier to get a tight fit with the sun shinning.
Here is the old greenhouse site that will become space for additional parking to ease that summer crush in the lot.