It Huffed & It Puffed & It Blew the House DownDecember 30, 2008
This is just a quick memorial post to my tenacious greenhouse that finally gave up the ghost in yesterday’s 50+mph winds. Despite making it through many prior wind, rain, hail, sleet and snow storms, yesterday it gave up and blew over. The plastic connectors had been weakened in the freezes and the upper aluminum supports were slightly bent from snow weight. The wind was the final blow (pun intended) that sent it flying — weights, pots and all — into the garden beds.
Bob and I dismantled and salvaged what we could. The potted plants are back on the patio, and the remains of the greenhouse are stored in the garage. I suppose this is just one more incentive to build a real structure.
We’re feeling a little like the little pig who built his house out of straw. Now it’s time for some brick and mortar!