Hail is easily one of the biggest enemies that exist on our homestead. As some of you might know, last year a hail storm destroyed one of my gardens (and our trampoline). While there are many different solutions to this problem, we had to be mindful of not only the hail but also the extremely high winds that occur in this part of the country.
Because of this, we knew we needed a heavy-duty, permanent structure, and not some of the lesser solutions that might be fine in other regions. Listen today to find out how Christian and I put together our hail defense unit, and how you can prepare yourself if hail is an issue in your area.
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A Closer Look at Life in Wyoming:
- A Lesson in Rolling with the Punches: Growing Fruit in Wyoming (podcast episode)
- Homesteading in Wyoming: Pros & Cons (podcast episode)
- Should You Move to Wyoming?? Consider this first… (podcast episode)
- How We Kept Our Homestead Alive During a Record-Breaking SNOW STORM (youtube video)