Caroline’s Cart

 

Caroline has a new way to get around the farm, a nice new cart.

It’s electric and very quiet.  It has wide knobby tires and a dump body in the back to carry flats of seedlings, tools, seeds and such.  It even has several cup holders for coffee, water, etc.  As quiet as it is, it does have a very attention getting horn.

It should make Caroline’s frequent hikes around the farm easier.  She is always checking up on the progress of plants, pests, work accomplished, work groups and tasks to add to the weeks “to do” list.

 

High Tunnel Progress

 

Installing hoops

Construction of the high tunnel is proceeding well.  Peter has been very busy working on it.  The high tunnel is mounted on rollers which ride on two rails.  This makes it moveable so it can alternate between two growing areas.  Peter engineered an enhancement from the manufacturer’s design, to mount the rails on concrete piers rather than placing them directly on the ground.  This will keep the rails very stable and above the soil, enabling it to be moved more easily.  Peter designed and fabricated a number of additional parts for this change.  This is in addition to the Huge number of parts that came with the tunnel, bags and bags of parts and hardware.  Intense study of the manual is required to insure they all go in the correct place.

The high tunnel will add at least another month in the spring to our growing season, and another month in the fall.