Thursday, November 29, 2012

Snow Poles are in for the Winter!

We never used to put snow poles in our greenhouses, though they are only made out of half inch black pipe the design had been used by several nurseries in the area for over 30 years without a single house being lost. In December 2008 though we had the snowfall from hell with between 20" & 30" of snow falling over a couple of days. Many nurseries in our area lost all their greenhouses some of them large multi span structures that were far more elegant & costly when compared to our simple tunnels. Thanks to Chiyoko's hard work in removing snow we didn't loose of ours but they were damaged. They are now flatter on top than they used to be & so weaker than before. The snow poles are now our bit of added insurance during the winter months!

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