Let’s Raise the Roof

Dear Project Ventura Followers,

This is Chandler again, the student who posted the blog from abroad about a month ago. So as my fellow classmates have told you, we are constructing a greenhouse for our school. We are discussing where we should be piling the weeds.Yesterday we continued with our work on removing weeds from the interior of the greenhouse. It was a lot of work, but we were doing a fabulous job and having fun too.

While some students were removing weeds, I and some other students were working on making outer frame of the roof. We, as Ms. Jo says, “Raised the barn.” We had to do some creative problem solving to keep the wood straight while we drilled the sides in. Briana happened to be the perfect size to hold the wood up with her head. We even were able to have the wood extremely level thanks to Briana’s perfect height.

Briana fits perfectly underneath this piece of wood and it makes the wood square. They were a perfect match.

Briana fits perfectly underneath this piece of wood and it makes the wood square. They were a perfect match.

Once we had drilled screws into both sides, the back wall frame and the front wall frame, we were ready to move it on top. We placed wood glue all along the edges of the greenhouse and then placed the top on. We then screwed in all of the edges. Unfortunately, we were all too short to reach the top of the door without a ladder, so we quickly used the ladder and finished it all off.

We are now just another step closer to finishing the greenhouse. We are really starting to be able to see the structure and it looks like a barn. We’ve marked the positions for the side supports and will be attaching them soon. Hopefully we will keep the progress going strong and we will soon have our completed greenhouse.

Thanks for reading,

Chandler

This is the greenhouse completion as of the end of March.

This is the greenhouse completion as of the end of March.

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