If we hadn’t already been convinced that winter has entrenched itself here, going out to inspect the hoop houses yesterday certainly would have settled the matter.
All of our low tunnels have all but disappeared in the drifts that have blown up against them. On the positive side, if any of our plants under those hoops have somehow managed to survive the bitterly cold temperatures, the snow should at least provide an insulative barrier.
The plants inside the high tunnel are fairing relatively well. They’ve clearly suffered a bit from the cold temperatures, but the fact that most of them are still alive and green is a good thing. With any luck the weather will begin to improve in the next few weeks, and we will be able to seriously think about spring plantings.