We are expecting possible storms these next few days, and in fact, tonight when I got home I hurried to cut more grass, because it felt like it was going to storm. I just looked... the waning moon is still glowing brightly and Jupiter is shining near it... but to the east it looks cloudy.
It was a touch windy tonight, and Keith decided to go ahead and finish weighing down the sides of the hoop house.
Here is a little closer look at how he did it.
He used the drill to drill holes in the landscape timbers, then drove the spikes through timber and plastic. We used those same kinds of spikes to make the garden beds last year.
Sorry about how dark this picture turned out, but you can see how Keith tucked the ends on this side... it's the east side. He will build a door in the middle, and a vent will be put in above on both ends.
Here's a better look at the interior. We're planting tomatos in the whiskey barrels as a kind of experiment this year. We have used containers before, and had great success with them. The concrete stepping blocks were given to us, and we are putting peppers down the other side. I'm hoping I'll get a potting bench at the far end.
The last picture tonight is of one of the onion beds... I swear they came up two inches since yesterday afternoon!
Last night I found a dog tick on me, and today another. I have NEVER found ticks this early... I really, really think signs are pointing to a hard summer. We treated all the dogs tonight for ticks/mosquitos/fleaswith K9 Advantix II.... and I will keep the grass cut as I can.... so the little ones don't surf through it "catching" ticks right and left.