We have had some warm days, and have begun opening the greenhouses before they get too hot. The soil in the greenhouses is getting not only warm, but also dry. With ice on the irrigation pond and the air temperatures cold enough that the pump does not start smoothly, this seems like one good alternative.
Ken had a brilliant idea earlier when the weather was cold and the soil inside the greenhouse was dry - bring in snow and place it near, but not on the plants.
We shoveled the deep snow from the sides of the greenhouse into our plastic shopping baskets that we use for harvesting certain crops.
Then we dumped the snow in the walk ways between the plants.
After we cleared most of the snow the sun could warm the ice covered plastic and soon it will thaw and we can roll up the sides for more ventilation options.
P.S. The title for this entry was from Ken.