How has it only been two weeks since I last reached out to say hello? With all that is going on in the world it feels like our last email update was two years ago! Back then, it was October and it was freezing cold and snowing day after day. Now we’re into November… and the temperatures have been back up in the 60s and 70s for the past week! We’ve enjoyed the last hurrah of summer/fall and the projects it allowed us to work on comfortably.
First and foremost, our packshed is now insulated! Hurrah!
Jeremy and Matthew work on clearing things out and getting organized.
The toughest part of the project was that we needed to move the fruiting chamber away from the back wall. We’d built it in place right next to the wall – as in, you couldn’t slip a piece of paper between the walk-in and the posts of the building! Amazingly there was enough of a gap at the very bottom to get a chain through so Jeremy managed to get a chain wrapped around the whole thing. He hooked that up to the skidsteer and then slowly dragged it away from the wall.
Adjusting the chain.
Part of the difficulty was this water pump was INSIDE the fruiting chamber! We had to cut a hole in the wall for that to pass through. Once the chamber was dragged far enough over so the pump was in the cut out, we propped the chain up high enough to pass over the top of the pump on the chamber’s last foot of travel. Phew! It worked!