Since my brief foray into guinea keeping ended so abruptly and definitively, I no longer had any need for a guinea house. I finally decided that it was time for plan B (to be accurate, in my world that would be plan 964,997 - B2. But who's counting?).
I bought some greenhouse plastic from FarmTek and set about turning my make-shift guinea coop into a make-shift greenhouse instead.
This was a pretty simple, inexpensive project (if you skip the whole guinea fiasco portion, which I highly recommend). I didn't keep track and I used a lot of leftovers from other projects, but I think this entire structure could be built for well under $150. It could easily be made longer by adding more panels. Each panel costs about $25 and the plastic is sold by the foot. Although, if I was setting out to build a hoop house, I'd probably buy PVC pipe instead.
Then again, the welded wire panels do make for a much sturdier structure than PVC and, given the wind I get here.....hmmm, maybe I wouldn't do PVC up here on Hell-Wind Hill. The greenhouse might end up in the pond. Those of you who live in more civilized climes might consider it.
I've still got to figure out if it should have a vent in the back here and it still needs some more work on the front. However, yesterday, on a cold, bleak, grey November day when all the world has once again fallen prey to blood-lust and violence, I went out and planted spinach, lettuce and corn salad. Because what else does one do?