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Gnomon - time to move on

It's very windy out there. One tree down on the road, and the wind has blown out 7 of the 15 panes on the green house. I've found six of them so I can put them back in tomorrow when it dies down. Have a spare in the attic.


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paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

It's very windy here, as well. Last night it was t6wo degrees below zero Fahrenheit, and there was a 25-mile-an-hour wind, putting the wind chill well below zero smiley - brr.

What do you grow in your greenhouse, assuming that growing anything hasn't become futile with so many missing pans?


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Post 3

Gnomon - time to move on

We don't grow anything in it in the wintwr. In the summer we grow tomatoes, basil and other plants that need a bit of heat.


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Post 4

paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

Two centuries ago, greenhouses were a key source for fresh vegetables in the winter. Nowadays veggies get shipped in from wherever the climate is right for them.


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Post 5

Gnomon - time to move on

The greenhouse is back together now. I used my last spare pane to replace one that went missing. We found the other seven panes. The wind has died down now. I hope it stays calm.

The tree that came down on the road into our estate took down a streetlamp as well, but other than that there doesn't seem to be any major damage.

Despite the wind and the cold, it's a lovely sunny day and some of the bulbs are sending up new shoots. It's starting to look positively spring-like.


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Post 6

paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

We seem to be trending down as far as average temps are concerned. Arctic blasts will likely be hitting us off and on through late February here.

[Dreams of smiley - island]

smiley - sigh


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