[Market-farming] high Tunnels

KAKerby at aol.com KAKerby at aol.com
Wed Mar 16 09:06:53 EDT 2011

Don't feel too behind-the-curve Vern, we do the same thing with the 2x4  
posts to hold up the bows.  Clunky, but cheap and effective.  And to  all 
those folks who are so diligent about sweeping off the snow, you've made my  
whole day.  For awhile I was the only one I know in our immediate circle  who 
took the time to do that.  Makes me smile knowing I had  
brothers-and-sisters-in-arms in that regard, going out to sweep off the %$$#%  roofs one more 
time.  But yes, we too are looking at ways to never sweep  off another 
roofline.  Oh, just typing that sentence feels like such a  luxury to look forward 
to.  I look forward to seeing "better  answers."
Kathryn Kerby
Snohomish, WA
Ruminations - essays on the farming life at  frogchorusfarm.com/weblog.html
In a message dated 3/16/2011 5:56:10 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
vaspencer at sisna.com writes:

I hate to pigeon-hole myself, but since you  asked, we reinforce our 
bows with poles or 2x4 posts.  Very cheap,  easy to get out of the way in 
the summer, and lets us use very cheap  frames, even 1.5" or 2" PVC! 
With the PVC, I also put posts  half-way up the sides at about a 45 
degree angle as well.  Not pretty  or convenient, but it will hold a snow 
overnight until we can get out and  clean it off.
I am dying to hear of better  ways.

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