Finally winter gives me a review

Two nights ago our first real feel of winter marched upon us-near zero with wind chills to 25 below. I have been waiting, even worrying slightly whether my greenhouse construction was going to maintain the heat that I hoped it would.

I could not sleep well thinking about so rose from bed and went to the greenhouse to check temperature at 5:30am. Nervously opening greenhouse door, I felt relieved that warmth came from inside. But anything warmer than 25 below would feel good would it not? I was relieved when I looked at the thermometer:

Wind chills at 25 below outside!
Wind chills at 25 below outside!

Ok I guess I got a pretty good construction review from old man winter! With three 200-gallon fish tanks and all the plants in the aquaponics system, I am truly happy we spent the extra time and money on extra insulation.

So last night was our biggest snow of the year so far. Still snowing a little but I think we got around 6″, and temperatures in the low single digits. The greenhouse looked pretty good this morning.

Inside greenhouse as snow fell
Inside greenhouse as snow fell
Ground cover from snow fall last night
Ground cover from snow fall last night
Indoe greenhouse as snow fell
Inside greenhouse as snow fell

 

 

 

 

 

With the temperature in the single digit and snow covered, I am pretty happy with the inside temperature as well:

Snow covered greenhouse, inside temperature
Snow covered greenhouse, inside temperature

I would have to say I am pretty happy with our results. All the plants and fish seem to be happy as well!

3 thoughts on “Finally winter gives me a review”

  1. Good news! Egads, keep warm! Where are you anyways? Out of respect, I won’t mention what the weather has been like in San Diego. I will say it was a shorts kinda weekend… That’s too much, sorry.

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    1. We are in the Mid-Atlantic Region near Washington, DC. We usually don’t get a lot of snow, but the wind off the Chesapeake Bay do make it bitterly cold at times. I am sure you have an idea how it is out here from your time in NY. I have been to San Diego, son lived there after his Navy enlistment, so I do know how great it is. Thanks for stopping by.

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