Thursday, January 5, 2012


We finished the hoophouse a few weeks ago. Mostly it was done on December 10. Since then I have been reading and dreaming and planning the crops I want to try out in there and when and where to plant them. It's a lot of fun. Here is an update on the process of finishing the structure. It's awesome! Building the end walls and doors
Rob worked all day until dark. Here he is attaching the side rails at dusk.
Finishing the east wall early Sunday morning.
Friends came over to help us get it together. Installing the side rails, taping rough spots with duct tape, finishing the walls, etc. Thank goodness for friends!
Rob consults with TOM (our mentor and friend at Dancing Bear Farm)
Rolling out the plastic.
Big gap here while we folded the plastic in two and hoisted it over the hoophouse frame. No picture taking possible! Luckily it was a calm day.
Plastic is essentially in place. Phew.
Newest farm member Linnie and former farm intern Heather survey the hoophouse.
Helper Sam.
The new inside view.
A few days later, Robin tilled inside the hoophouse. (mid December)
Plastic snugged down for the winter.
Designer, foreman and construction crew, Robin.
Up and running.
Plastic puffed out by air blown between the the double walls.
Beds laid out and prepped for planting. (Looking west.) So far I have planted sorrel, daffodils, dahlias, glads. Kale, chard, kolrabi, and mustard greens started in the house to be transplanted in a few weeks.
Looking east. Resting and thinking area. Tool storage and later there will be a potting table.
My sons. Thank you for this wonderful gift, guys.

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