Hoophouse Doubles As A Brooder!

This Spring, I used the hoophouse, greens, weeds and all as a brooder, and man, did the chicks, poults, ducklings and goslings love it!  They took it upon themselves to consume every last green item in their reach.

Fresh Greens in January

On January 11, 2011 I went out to harvest a salad from inside the hoophouse.  It was 7 degrees outside, but around 40 degrees inside. The last picture shows the bounty! For some reason these images are truncated, you will have to click the images to see the entire photo.

Finishing the Hoophouse

Last Fall (2010) I finished the Hoophouse, and these photos were taken as I did so. Note that the winter veggie crops are already up and growing as I put on the finishing touches.  The north end-wall is plywood sheets screwed on for easy removal.  It will eventually  have hinged plywood for ventilation.  An old garden hose was slit lengthwise and zip-tied to the ends to protect the plastic cover.