Monday, December 5, 2011
Shed Construction Update - Slow and Steady!
What have I been up to in the garden lately...well...honestly, the only thing we're working on, at the moment, is the shed! We've made a fair bit of progress over the past few weekends. Luckily, it hasn't been raining too much over the last few weeks, which makes working outside much more pleasant. The frame for the roof is up for the most part and we have the layers of waterpfoofing and the root barrier on. Now we have to install the grid for the planting medium onto the roof and figure out a way to install mini-gutters for excess moisture.
I'm pretty pleased with how it's going so far, however, I'm thinking it's WAY too tall...when finished, it's gonna be around 8' tall! I honestly wouldn't care one way or the other, normally, but I'm afraid it will shade the plants along the foundation. Oh well...whatcha gonna do. Now, I'm sort of holding off plans for the front parking strips until this summer, when I should have a better idea of the impact the shed will have on the light in that area.
I can't wait to be able to stow away all those gardening implements that currently litter our driveway...including the wheelbarrow! Now, if only I can convince the city of Portland that our recycling/yard waste bins don't NEED to be the most eye-searing colors known to man ;-)