This has been such an exciting couple of weeks. From deciding to start this business to erecting the high tunnel it's been a whirlwind. We are so lucky to have an amazing extension at Utah State University, which had the plans for our high tunnel. Having these plans made the process relatively easy and pain free. It took us a total of three days working (with two little ones) to erect the tunnel. The most intensive parts of the build were the end walls but even then it wasn't too bad, just some weird angles. We have the luxury of having family close by and Cody's mom was able to come up and help us with the tunnel even offering to stay over to help us the next day. This was a godsend because trying to get anything done with a toddler and a baby is insane. The hardest and most rewarding part of all of this is having my kids at my side. Its hard to get everything done all while making sure they get the attention they need and deserve, but I digress.
After cutting the PVC and getting the walls in place it looked like the corpse of the whale which Lily throughly enjoyed. At this point we had to call in reinforcements to get the plastic on. There is no way we could get the plastic on all by ourselves and luckily my family came up to help. It really takes a village and I am so grateful for all of our family. After getting the plastic on it looked amazing. Lily called it her "princess castle" and June was indifferent. I spent all night looking out the back window at how beautiful it looked in the sunset. I may or may not have dreamt about it full of flowers that night. I want to thank our families and their willingness to help and support us. We couldn't have done it without them. I hope you are all as excited as I am about the flowers that will soon fill the high tunnel.