Hoop House Repairs

When we purchased the farm, one of the features that excited us was a large hoop house that sat on the property. One valued at around $9,000 something we would never have had extra funds to construct. It was built by the previous owners back in 2002 and has had little use in several years. It is in need of some repairs and restoration.

A view from inside of the hoop house as Handy J begins to build raised beds.
A view from inside of the hoop house as Handy J begins to build raised beds.

Initially, we thought all of the plastic on the hoop house would need to be replaced which estimates to be around $450. Not excited. After speaking with a representative from the company, there is hope that we can perhaps put it off a year by band-aiding some of the tears with Poly Patch. Feeling better. It is also potentially in need of three new blowers which are around $73 each. Handy J and his trusted sidekick father are going to give them some cleaning and oiling with hopes that the blowers will once again run and inflate the hoop house as needed.

With spring just around the corner and planting season already underway in the green house, having the hoop house to extend our growing season by months will be essential. It gives gardening in the north land a southern feel!

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