Little Rock Urban Farming and Rose Holley were our ropers this morning. Their job is to run the ropes over the tunnels after the poly is pulled over them. Chris was gracious enough to volunteer himself and one of his crew to help with the job. More affirmation that when it comes to farming, there is not a finer group of people I am privileged to call my peers.
The tunnels are 14 feet tall, 24 feet wide and 327 feet long, which means there is A LOT OF SKINNING to do.
The Pushers push the poly from the gutters to the top of the hoops while the Pullers pull the sides down.
Even I got in on some of the Pushing action.
We paid special attention to tightening up the ropes so this tunnel should not need attention until next June when we remove the doors and jack up the sides getting it ready for the summer heat.
The forecast is calling for cooler temperatures and our crops will be protected from the frost and most of the cold. The snow peas and the mini cantaloupe in this tunnel will be able to finish their production run over the next few weeks!