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Hey Mark. There are probably other spots with good sun. I haven't been everywhere around ant village. But I like the idea of being higher in the landscape I have a goal of building a series of ponds and hydrating the land below.

I have heard some advice from a solar guy, he said he prefers ground mounted panels. They can be angled more freely to follow the sun and put vertical to let snow slide off. I haven't thought out which way I'll go. I just want to put myself in a good spot to take advantage of the sun first.
 
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BRK Post 80

Closing in on the end of the greenhouse project.

The panelling is done. Got done with one board of material to spare.

Trim work is done. I made it from scrap 2x4s. The angles are tight and the long bits against the logs are contoured to follow the log profile.

Only a few spots need the last layer of cob.

Tomorrow and Thursday are facade work and cleaning up the site.

Friday the glass goes in.
PanellingDone.jpg
Only had to make a few "adjustments". With a chisel and cursing.
Only had to make a few "adjustments". With a chisel and cursing.
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Very irregular angles, one of these is 36.5 degrees. Had to find the intersections by overlaying and marking where they line up.
Very irregular angles, one of these is 36.5 degrees. Had to find the intersections by overlaying and marking where they line up.
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This is one spot where I wish I could make nicer. Hard to dress up the branch.
This is one spot where I wish I could make nicer. Hard to dress up the branch.
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This one was the easy one.
This one was the easy one.
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Filled both sides where these logs come through.
Filled both sides where these logs come through.
 
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BRK Post 81

We have a heat wave going on here. It hit 90 degrees here and tomorrow is just as hot. I'm going to need a better hat and maybe a water bladder for my backpack. I drank about four liters of water today.

Josiah and I started putting up the saw mill ends onto the facade. We have better than half the fronts on, with the caps going on tomorrow.

They're a bit like putting on really big pieces of trim.

I feel like the pictures are a bit boring, but seeing the progress is important.

To anybody reading, feel free to ask about anything going on here you are curious about.
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This side went up first. These are thick enough that the circular saw can't cut all the way through.
This side went up first. These are thick enough that the circular saw can't cut all the way through.
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This one gave us a bit of trouble scribing the right angle.
This one gave us a bit of trouble scribing the right angle.
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We are planning on installing this one with out putting screws through it and the flashing underneath. It's going to hook and clamp onto the backing instead
We are planning on installing this one with out putting screws through it and the flashing underneath. It's going to hook and clamp onto the backing instead
 
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It's looking good Kyle! For the facade, is it like an upside down J that sits on top of the board which holds in the soil? I'm wondering if the plastic sheeting is totally covered by the facade and soil up at that point, to prevent any breakdown by UV exposure.
 
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I have a question that I've been wondering about for a while. Wofatis all have those spiffy wings to the side...but they're not technically part of the "living" area, right? But, I can't imagine that all that sheltered space gets wasted. Will the greenhouse "wings" be used for storage (kind of like a shed), or something else?

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