Well, it took awhile for the temps to warm up enough, but last weekend we finally got the hoop house skinned! A shout out to Ryan Kennedy (Turning Point Farm) and Justin Husher (Old Husher’s Farm) for coming out to lend a hand and of course our WWOOF volunteers for learning along with us as we built the frame. Below is a stop motion video of the whole project. I am pleased to report that the massive winds of the past few days have not had any impact on the hoop house (thanks to Spink for doing all the research to make this thing solid!).[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esA7Ri8RaBM&hl=en&fs=1]
If you are looking to build your own hoop house, there is an awesome local resource – Tunnel Vision Hoops. These guys are also local farmers and they have a bunch of innovative ideas from their own experience.