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Greenhouse Construction Update: Supervisors Found Sleeping on the Job

Greenhouse Construction Update: Supervisors Found Sleeping on the Job

Boz the bulldog naps in the construction zone Boz found sleeping on the job

I joked with a friend this week, that it took Noah less time to build an ark then it has  taken me to erect a greenhouse.  The good news is my time building this ginormous plant hangar is coming to an end. Today I hope to finish up the end walls and add the sliding doors. My fingers are crossed and my attention is focused (well, at least until the first distraction comes my way.)   And while I hate to tell tales out of school, I do have a bone to pick with my helpers Boz and Gracie; they have been found sleeping on the job almost every day, occasionally lifting an eyelid or two to make sure that at least I was still on the job.

In the Greenhouse With Boz and Gracie

bulldogs in the greenhouseAfter a stroll around the property, a couple barks at annoying deer (perceived or otherwise), and a quick biffy break in the high grass, Boz and Gracie assume their responsibilities as my overseers for the reminder of the day, only taking breaks for lunch, napping and barking at invisible varmints. sleeping bulldog Bulldog chameleon: Gracie goes into full stealth mode, using camouflage to blend into her surroundings while she tracks my every move (with her eyes closed).  bulldog Boz painters clothBoz has a casual, laissez-faire attitude, surveying all on his drop cloth viewing station, but gently intervening should I start slacking in my duties. bulldog under footRuh-row, apparently I’m slacking. construction zone bulldogMake that really slacking. (Uh, Boz, I believe you are a safety hazard at this point.) sleeping bulldog sawing zzzzA tale of two workers: I saw boards and Boz saws ZZZZ’s. Rainy Wet TomAnd on a side note, my new glasses arrived. The old wad-o-tape ones are now reserved for yard work and construction projects. (Purchased from coastal.com) coffee break window seatTo be honest, I do take a fair share of coffee breaks throughout the day. (A reluctant confession brought on by a serious case of stink-eye from two indignant in-house supervisors.)


    • Oh I broke my glasses June and sported a taped temple for two months and then I thought, I would rather look 55 than 56 so I shaved the facial hair. Ah, Man, man…thy name is vanity. 😉

  1. Tom, your legs look scratch free. You must be doing something right:-) With a project that big, one would expect some sign of blood leakage;-)
    Keep up the good work and a butt scratch for Boz and Gracie!

    • Karen, it’s been such a chilly spring, I’ve been wearing long pants to help stay warm. The brambles, boards, tacks and dog claws will be marring my gams shortly.

    • Sarah, I’m going to do a lot of experimenting with what grows well in a hoop house and what has high value at the market. Doing this for bunches of turnips and radishes, just doesn’t pencil out. Perhaps part floral and part everbearing raspberries, I also want to try growing some mandarin oranges and peento peaches. Uh-oh, I think I may need another greenhouse.

  2. So glad to see the end of the construction phase. Now the real work will begin. Boz and Gracie are being great supervisors; they are not digging holes, etc. I too have a supervisor (named Patty Whack) who disappears and takes a nap while I am using the scuffle hoe or twining butterbean vines up the trellis or twisting tomatoes up their strings.

  3. I would be in heaven to have one of those….it has been on my list for a long time….so kewl you can do so much of the work yourself.

    • Swiss C, it has been a challenge, yesterday I finished up the east end wall and covered it with plastic. Then I built the 8 foot door and attached the rolling hardware to it so it would open like a barn door. Today I finish the west end (in the rain it looks like). I hope to have pics of the completed plant hangar real soon.

  4. That is too cute! Boz napping sure beats having your goat try to abscond with your circular saw though 😉 I do love that Boz and Gracie are so committed to ensuring that this project is well supervised! Can’t wait to see it all done!

    • Nick, let’s see…the little man should be walking in a little while; not too early to get him excited about mowing the lawn and washing cars.


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