My plan over the winter was to cover the rafters and add an awning. My sister had donated to the cause a sheet of red rubber-like corrugated roofing that I backed with a lightweight wood frame and today was the day to add it to the farmstand.
This photo is from today. It was taken in the machine shed where the lighting is poor so the picture is pretty dark.
The rafters are covered on both ends and the awning has been attached. It is hinged to the uprights that hold up the roof and all that is left is to devise a way to support the awning at the correct angle. Right now the front edge is propped up by a dark green ladder which is barely visible in the above picture. I would like to find a way to support it so it is secure in the wind but can be lowered if necessary and fastened to the posts on really windy days. I am hoping that it will provide a little shade to the vegetable bins as this end of the farmstand faces the south.
I did have a little help on this project. Below is Caitlin's cat Manny who was my assistant today.
|Manny standing on the awning. He crawled up the rolling stairs in order to get on top.|
|From the awning it was a short hop to the roof|