$600 Movable Hoop House: Details, Pictures and Cost Analysis

Background Inspired by Eliot Coleman’s Winter Harvest, we built our first hoop house in December 2009.  We got it in place right in time for the first winter storm. It was made of pvc pipes and 6 mil landscape plastic. The only “specialized” thing about it was the clamps we used to clip the plastic […]


This morning a friend and I drove to the supplier’s place to pick up our packages of 10.000 bees (3 lbs) with a marked Italian Queen. Driving back with a couple of loose bees in the car was no problem: they stuck with their caged compatriots, maybe listening in while we talked doom :) Installing […]