Once the school year begins, my commitments must shift to teaching and building progress all but stops. I did make it up one day on my own, and one day with a student, Carol. Then, it was time to take down shade tarps...all 35!!! ropes, ropes, ropes and many many trucker's knots.
Below, the uncovered north wall.
October 13, 2013: Taking down shade
October 18, 2013
The weather report said freezing every night this week, so I knew I had to get back up and empty water catchment so freezing wouldn't split the barrels. This morning (10/18), it snowed! So as soon as the sun came out, I headed up the hill. On the left below, one tarp left up is weighted with snow but still in place. On the right, catchment water is draining into a bucket to be given to the big Ponderosa behind it; this is the tree saved by watering this summer.
A couple of the tarps had blown off since I had to leave on the 13th in haste at sunset because Sweetie was very concerned about something in the woods. Today, I got everything tied down very well. Only the cob bench still needs a better tarp and a bucket on the vertical post. Almost all tools moved to the shed as well.
Beautiful Greenhorn Mountain as I head home. One more day must be put in before major snow flies to take down the last tarp and move the worktable to the shed.