That fact that it's snowing hard outside as I write this on April 21st, 2023, proves how important a hoop house or green house is to farming in Jackson Hole. We will be able to work under cover and in (relative) warmth starting much sooner than would otherwise be possible. It's also going to give us space to grow hundreds of tomato plants - expect lots more of those this year in your CSA share!
Our 30'x48' Rimol Rolling Thunder hoop house arrived on Wednesday morning at 8am on a gigantic tractor trailer that was way to big to fit in our driveway. We had been expecting it on Friday and had to scramble to get it unloaded. Ben and Anders were instrumental in getting it off the truck, and Dwayne loaned us his flatbed trailer for the task. Now it's all sitting on the frozen ground and ready to start being assembled!
The hoop house arrived on a huge semi truck whose driver was wearing shorts, despite the snow.
Anders and Ben working to hook up the pallet so we can drag it out and pick it up with the backhoe.
All the greenhouse parts minus the polycarbonate end wall panels and doors.
Thank goodness for the power of hydraulics.
The fully constructed hoop house will look something like this!
[file photo from Rimol]
In other Ranch news: it's calving season, and we have a few mommas that are very close. It's a waiting game at this point, and everyone is keeping a close eye on them so we can swoop in and help when the time comes. We're hoping Mother Nature gives us a break and some sunshine!
We still have a few organic vegetable CSA Memberships available. We're also looking for more summer volunteers - get your farmshare for half price and spend the summer growing food for our community! Email us for details.
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