Monday, September 7, 2009

September 8th - Labor Day

I like Labor Day and what it stands for. Might sound a little "socialist" to you ... but it's a celebration of the worker and what we can do if we all band together as a team to throw off the shackle of the corporate debt machine. Word.

I spent my time off of work to continue work on the green house.

I spoke with one of the local farmers about getting a few bails of straw for the mud cement exterior. It'll be a few days, so in the meantime I decided it was time to start rigging up the tarp.

This is the interior of the dome. The tarp will be pulled in and under the dome struts at the bottom. When the earthen wall is packed onto the tires, it will form a drip edge so it will shunt any water away.

While I toiled, the kids played on the trampoline!

The tarp at the beginning stages. Just getting it up and on was the biggest task.

Now we are getting somewhere. The initial stabs at rigging it up were only to get the general shape. Now I have to undo some of the rigging to get the angles right for this particular situation.

Alas, dinner! On Labor Day, what could be either more appropriate or more cliche than to grill something on the grill? Sweet corn, bathed in butter and brown sugar (oh, yes i did!), Johnsonville cheddar dogs and some cheap (tasting) American schwill??

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