Thanks Hermosa Vida for helping us acquire the materials needed to protect our plants and our tools!
The row cover offers about a 7 degree buffer from outside temperatures. This addition to the beds will extend our growing season on the tail ends while offering protection from frost and hail and can be used as a shade cover during June.
We replaced the rotting, 25 yr old plywood on the sides of the barn (you can see what to old barn looked like), repaired the rainwater catchment system, and then restained the whole thing. We added some windows to reduce our electricity dependency and with some leftover money, were able to put in an automatic chicken door that opens and closes with the solar cycle and automatic chicken feeders.