The greenhouse is saved, the temperature is rising, we have a thaw.
Yesterday afternoon Mr FF after various inspired but impractical engineering solutions decided that we should attempt to remove some of the snow from the roof above the greenhouse to lighten the load that might come down on the glass. He went up the ladder knocking the snow gently onto the greenhouse roof where it slid down and I shifted it away from the glass sides to relieve the pressure. Although the gutters above the greenhouse had by this time completely broken away the build up of ice was so thick that it stayed in place for a while then suddenly broke sliding down the glass without damage but slap bang into my leg knocking me over. I wasn't hurt badly though a swelling about the size of a mango quickly appeared and today I have spectacular bruising and some soreness. These are the offending ice slabs and broken gutter.
Today we have about 3.5 degrees above freezing and dripping everywhere, especially around the 30% of the house that is without guttersIce is overhanging the front door, the gutter has gone but the leaf debris that was in there is still frozen to the ice and I have propped the gutter up to catch some of the drips. Mr FF is now worried that since we haven't taken snow off the double storey section of the house, for obvious reasons, when that comes down it might demolish his satellite dish taking away his weekend football watching.This afternoon we look like this, much better with more snow taken off the roof so I'm off to elevate my sore leg, browse the seed catalogues knowing I have somewhere to sow them and cast on another sock