Some Days Things Just Don’t Work Out
Well, folks, we finally had our first act of random vandalism on our farm. Someone attempted to burn down the hoophouse. But, you know, some days things just don’t work out so well. Nobody told these arsonists that plastic isn’t very combustible. After setting the fires at the base of the hoophouse, making sure the draft was good by opening the front doors and the upper vent, and running away so as not to be seen, it must have been very disappointing to watch as the plastic merely melted away and nothing caught on fire. Hoop houses made of wet 2X4’s, metal tubing, and plastic wrap don’t make dramatic conflagrations.
Nothing was damaged inside the hoophouse, nothing stolen, no veggies trampled. The only damage was melted plastic and a slight charring of some of the 2X4’s. Mark is planning on patching the plastic today. Hopefully, it will hold together over the winter.
The unpredictability of (human) nature is a constant challenge to the farmer.
Giving Thanks for all our Blessings,