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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hoop House Construction, Continued

March 9, 2010

We finished the roll-up sides on the hoop houses yesterday. Quite the invention, these roll-ups. Lets you stand in one place and with the twist of a wrist open up 120' of hoop house wall. Pretty cool in my book. Not too difficult to install either.

Today, Patrick hooked up the gutter between the houses and I ran the tractor through. 4 implements this time. Sub-soiler, big tiller, single disc, little tiller. Managed to squeak 6 beds out of each house despite the fact that they're too narrow for the tractor to do all 6. We're just going to have to finish 2 beds per house by hand. I dented 2 upright posts in the process, though. The bucket on that tractor just always sticks out a bit further than I think it does. Oops.

We also planted beets and dill. Red and green like Christmas!

Now, we wait for the rain. I hear we're supposed to have it on and off for the rest of the week. I think it should just rain Wednesday. We'll see what the weather has to say about that. At least it's warm. Got my mandatory early-season sunburn yesterday. Somehow, I always forget how white winter leaves me, and that first warm day of the season I'm so excited to take my shirt off that I always overdo it. Sports bra tan, I have returned.

1 comment:

Bill said...

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