We are so glad to have Joseph's help again this year. He and Jeff worked together to get the cross-bracing on the new hi-tunnel last week. Standing in the bucket of the tractor is our substitute for a work platform. The house is tall, the metal is heavy and drilling screws into steel isn't my idea of fun...fortunately I didn't have to help because Jeff and Joseph work so well together!
We are delighted with the new seedling greenhouse. In past years we never had enough space for all our flats. This is a major improvement. We had a propane heater installed in late-February but hope to eventually get solar hot-water panels set up to water in pex tubing in the ground in at least part of the space. We also still need to insulate the perimeter where frost creeps in--but for now it is fully functional and a major improvement.
Our tractor was 'in the shop' for over a month and so we were slowed down in our progress on the new hi-tunnel. Now that it is up and running thanks to Harvey Diversified Trade we were able to lift the arches onto the ground posts of the new hi-tunnel. The next step will be attach all the cross-bracing.