A HUGE thank you goes out to all that assisted us in re-covering our hoop house* plastic post-Hurricane Irene.
The tricky part of this task is that is a very large piece of plastic that has to be stretched over the top, held down on the sides, and adhered to the structure via wood battens and screws. Wind must be minimal as even a slight gust causes a “sail effect”. At times the “holders” of the plastic felt a bit like they were playing a game of Twister, trying to keep plastic tight in all directions. Luckily, we all worked together, and with the guidance of an engineer in the group, was able to successfully complete the Extreme Makeover – Hoop House Edition.
|Post-Extreme Makeover – Hoop House Edition|
*A hoop house is a non-heated greenhouse that is built directly over the soil, not concrete. It is used as a season extender, utilizing solely the power of the sun. The ground protected by the hoop house (knock on wood), in a typical Rhode Island winter, will not freeze over.