Sylvia returns to Alaska and she and Norman build a Greenhouse

Aerial image of farm in Motley

Wilkins farm in Motley from high above.

March 5 to May 10, 1980—Norman goes outside to Minnesota to take care of business with the farm in Minnesota. Sylvia returns with him to Alaska and they busy themselves with springtime projects.

Monday, May 26, 1980—started building the greenhouse. I got it framed up. It’s very small. It’s 8 feet square and 8 feet tall.

Tuesday, May 27, 1980—worked on the frame of the greenhouse again most of the day and went on a wrecker service call with Henry.

Wednesday, May 28, 1980—worked some more on the greenhouse. Leo Ogilvy and Mike both stopped to visit. Helped Henry this evening.

Thursday, May 29, 1980—put clear fiberglass paneling and some plywood on the lower parts of the greenhouse. Then I went to Dave’s for a birthday party in the evening.

Friday, May 30, 1980—slept late, put the door on the greenhouse and did some other work on it. Mike stopped by. It’s been quite windy most of the day and a light shower this evening.

Saturday, May 31, 1980—had to build benches in the greenhouse. We had a shower last night and half inch of snow and ice-like hail this afternoon.

Sunday, June 1, 1980—worked on the greenhouse and visited Lucky and Mary Beaudoin. Mike and Lynette stopped and Mike and I went shopping in a couple of the local dumps. That’s always fun—sometimes you find something you really need.

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