In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The completed greenhouse

The greenhouse is finished.Its door was originally a large window in Roseway Hall.
The shingles and the four big gable-end pieces of glass were the biggest expense. Altogether the cost was a little under two hundred dollars.
There are three work counters inside. With shelves beneath the two side ones.
And plenty of work space. This won't be a heated greenhouse, so it will be useful primarily for starting seeds in the spring, growing seedlings to transplant into the garden when the time is right. It feels very luxurious to have such a place.
Greg made a sign for the greenhouse, to remind us of its connections with other places: Roseway Community Hall, across the harbour in the village of Roseway, and Cape Roseway Lighthouse here on the island.

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