Homesteading In The Pacific Northwest

Thursday, June 28, 2012

FitzGyver To The Rescue!

It's that time of year in Washington ... sun ... clouds ... sun ... rain ... sun ... clouds ... (of course that's actually most of the time in Washington except when it's clouds ... rain ... clouds ... rain ...clouds).  It was really making it hard to keep the temperature in the greenhouse consistent.  The greenhouse kit came with a shade cloth but trying to get it on and off, especially for someone like me who who is a little bit "height challenged" was a problem ... FitzGyver to the rescue ...

Pull the ropes ... shade cloth comes down ...

... turn the wheel ...

... shade cloth goes up.

Thanks FitzGyver!



  1. very interesting way of doing things. Since i'm vertically challenged I always look for ways to cover my garden without asking hubby for help.

  2. Nice green house. I through an old trampoline cover over our hoop house in the summer.

  3. Marvelous! Do you loan him out?