It’s been chilly here in Steamboat Springs this week…bringing a few things to light that need attention:

-The aquaculture tanks: they have been staying at a steady temperature of about 50 degrees. I have not filled them over the foot or so of water that’s in there already, because I have not seen any rise in temp. We should paint them black to absorb heat.

-Snow shedding off of greenhouse: It’s building up already, we will need to think of removal. With the iris in front there, it will be a delicate process, but if we just skim the ground, the bulbs will be OK. Would Rob be the person to take care of this?

-Entryways: there has been ice inside the greenhouse in the door cracks. We need better weatherstripping at the very least. I or Jeannie could manage this, but perhaps a temporary 2- door system for winter would be prudent.

Outdoor temps have dropped to 0, but inside the greenhouse it’s been 50 degrees, rising to around 70. It’s beautifully sunny, but that makes the night very cold. Our plants seem to be adapting.

We now have 9 cubic yards of composting manure on site, as well as some good soil under cover for use throughout the winter.

Today I will cut tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and armloads of greens for a giant salad to donate to United Way for their Community Dinner tomorrow. I hope you all enjoy time and a good meal with family and friends!

One response to “Winter Checklist”

  1. TH says:

    Thanks for gathering veggies for the United Way's Community Dinner. Wonderful idea.

    Yes, Rob is the one to talk with about controlling the build-up of snow from the roof. Let's try to talk on Tuesday about the various issues you and Jeannie have raised. I'll e-mail you both some possible times in the next couple of days.

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