This drawing illustrates three steps in the construction of the intersection where a second-floor joist system rests on a first-story wall, and then supports the second-story wall. The inside faces of the stud walls receive a smart vapor barrier membrane, while the joist assembly end is wrapped with a tough vapor-open air barrier material. Rigid fibrous insulation (such as rock wool) on the outside face of the wall is protected with a vapor-open drainage plane fabric.
Glass gem corn was bred years ago by a part-Cherokee farmer and master seed-saver. Yes, it's real, and, as an heirloom, its seeds will grow true. Today, glass gem corn seeds are saved at Seeds Trust, who anticipate more available next month. Glass gem is an extreme iteration of corn's natural tendency towards different-colored kernels, as each kernel has its unique genetic set for color and size.