Our older high tunnel roof took off in a January blow-down. It was built to withstand 80mph winds but it gave up after hours of the interminable huffing and puffing – much like the abodes of piggies One and Two. We follow organic standards which do not permit pressure-treated wood, thus the next best choice in wood is cedar since it remains stronger in the elements. Over 6 years of sun, wind and hail, the cedar board weakened where the wiggle-wire gizmo had been screwed in.
We are going to upgrade to metal endwalls and structural additions in order not to repeat this scenario in 8 years. Four Season Tools builds everything and will send it our way in about a month’s time. If Nathan and Loida have said their good-byes then…..we hope to find a good replacement for them – haha.
Our basement walls and elevated flooring were ripped out to the foundation due to the extensive flooding this past summer. A new coat of paint has chased all the nightmares away. What a treat! We are going to a keep it in the rough and use it for a work place and storage.
Walls come and go. ‘Something there is that doesn’t love a wall’ (Robert Frost) Some should never be considered.
In my version, Piggies One and Two joined Piggie Three in his house for a splendid repast of roast vegetables and a bowl of soup while the wolf howled at the door.
This little piggie went to market and got some salad mix, carrots, Black Spanish radishes, onions, frozen cantaloupe, pickles and MN potatoes. Not sure why the other piggies didn’t go with her to get some food but that is how the story goes.