Thursday, April 12, 2012

V. 1.5 & 2.0

Finally! the hoophouses are up, covered and the first has it's endwalls on and the first plant starts adjusting.

It was quite the feat.  step one: get volunteers committed.  Step two, get volunteers re-committed to a new weekend that had less wind and luckily beautiful weather! Step three: get everyone present and on the same page.

Once everyone was here and in place, we tried waiting for a dead spot in the wind but if you're familiar with the palouse, dead spots in winds never come until the hottest day in August.  So we decided there would be enough of us and started hauling on the ropes to pull the plastic over the hoophouse.  Lots of adjusting and wiggle wire later, we had two brand new hoophouses.

Then it was time for lunch.  Pulled pork, baked beans, mashed potatoes and Challah bread with some of HM and A's dyed Easter eggs in the braid.  All home-made!


There's more pictures in our Facebook Album.  This album should be view-able even if you do not have a Facebook account.

 We'd like to thank profusely those folks kind enough to give up their Sunday morning to lend us a hand: Mom & Dad, Josey & Lindsey, Debi & Dave,  Eric & Betty, Devon, Alden, Brendan, Nate & friends, Lauren, Derek & Keri, Erin.  We could not have done it without all of you!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for inviting us....we are even more bummed we couldn't make it after seeing the pictures and reading your blog! Bravo to all on a job well done.

    Cheers,
    Mac & Jessica

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