This weather has been incredible and we've been working on getting garden plots ready, getting supplies for temporary greenhouses and building shelters. We have a lot of glass won at an auction for "permanent" greenhouses, but for now we need to keep it simple and quick to be ready to get back to house building, but be ready for seed starting at the same time.
As soon as it's not freezing at night, we'll be able to lay the first course of blocks for Judy's house in mortar - which can't freeze at night. There are things you can do to keep the mortar from freezing, but there is other important work to do to, so we'll just wait a couple of weeks and get back to it. Everything is square and the "dry run" row of blocks looks good.
We took cattle panels and tarps to build a shelter over the door at the RV and used the same method to build a small shelter for some equipment. We tied the cattle panels to the luggage rack and arched it over the door/ fridge/ battery box area. Rebar ties were used to tie the tarp to the cattle panels. So far that is working well. When it's windy out though, the metal of the rebar ties sliding across the metal of the tarp rivets grating the metal of the cattle panels is quite the noise! Something is going on with my camera besides it no longer zooming and the photo of the new awning is gone.
We'll do the same basic thing, except with carpenters plastic, for a temporary greenhouse till the one of glass can be built.
Here is the little equipment shelter we built today though. The way it's built, we can pull the garden tractor and trailer straight in, then pull straight out.