Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Satisfaction of a Job Well Done

One of the very first people to take me up on this newfangled Help Share thingy was my buddy Jill.  Now Jill is not yet a spinner, but that's only a matter of time.  She's been a fan of the farm and a helper to me for a long time, but we're just now codifying it.  When this city girl told me she was up for an outdoor adventure, I jumped on the chance to expose her to some gratifying farm labor.


True to her word, she showed up with her work shoes and her happy disposition firmly in place.  Remember, this is the lady who coined the phrase, "too much nature," when she encountered things like bugs and worms here at the farm. 


I had a very important job that has needed doing for a couple of weeks, and we really had to take advantage of the rainless skies to get it done.  One person alone (me) would struggle with this simple job, but two hands would make light work.  We found our stride and worked great together - what a team!


Jill and I assembled the raw ingredients I had purchased to turn our old sheep hut into a serviceable greenhouse for us to grow greens during the winter.


And in short order (and with only a little help from the sheep) we had it operational.  Now, all we need is the other structure for the sheep to get in out of the weather and we can turn this enclosure over to the seeds and seedlings.  But that's a bit larger project, for another day.  Step by step, we'll get there.


Fine job, Farmer Jill!  Don't let anybody tell you that you aren't a country girl at heart!


Nothing like a little dirt on your knuckles and some sheep poop under your nails to get that satisfying sense of a job well done. 

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:21 AM

    Yay Jill!! Now what, exactly, were your ingredients for this nifty little green house? - Fran

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  2. Not much, really, Fran: we pieced together two lengths of 6mil plastic to fit over the pre-existing hoop structure, and attached it with zip ties. Zip ties are the bomb. I use them a lot around here. We poked holes in the plastic for the zip ties to go through, since this isn't a nice tarp with grommets. There was a bit of digging down into the dirt to find a wire to attach to, and some grunting and moaning. But in the end, we were victorious.

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