We Love Lumnah Acres: Meet Al, Gina, & Olivia
When it comes to New England homesteading, few do it quite like Lumnah Acres. You may know them from their popular YouTube channel, where Al, Gina, and daughter Olivia (and a healthy mix of pets & animals) create some incredible videos on healthy, hand-grown homestead life for an audience of over 177,000 subscribers. Talk about being influencers!
Some of our favorite Lumnah Acres videos feature their greenhouse tips and stories, which offer super-beneficial information for greenhouse owners—all filmed from their Rimol High Tunnel.
Lumnah Acres Purchased:
- 30' x 48' Noreaster High Tunnel "Standard" Package
- Frame consisting of 2" bows on 4' spacing with all trusses, purlins, and hardware
- High wind bracing kit that includes two layers of inflated poly film for the roof with double wirelock and gable end wirelock fastening system
- End walls framed with steel framing with woven poly covering
- Rollup sides with gearbox opener and gable peak shutters for ventilation
- (2) Double sliding 4' x 8' Doors
Rimol’s High Tunnel Packages
|All frame work with taller ground posts resulting in 6 ft. high side walls||All frame work with taller ground posts resulting in 6 ft. high side walls||All frame work with taller ground posts resulting in 6 ft. high side walls|
|Double wire lock for roll-up sides & wire lock for end wall poly||Double wire lock for roll-up sides & gable wire lock for end wall poly||Double wire lock for roll-up sides & gable wire lock for end wall polycarbonate|
|Roll-up side wall packages||Roll-up side wall packages||Roll-up side wall packages|
|2x4 end wall framing brackets to easily assemble your end wall framing with 2x4 lumber||Steel end wall framing kits for both ends of the greenhouse avoiding framing your end walls with 2x4 lumber||Steel end wall framing kits for both ends of the greenhouse avoiding framing your end walls with 2x4 lumber|
|Single layer of poly for both roof and end walls||Two layers poly for the roof with an inflation kit||Two layers poly for the roof with an inflation kit|
|T-handle kit for roll-up sides||Gear box operators for roll-up sides & wind panel kits for the four corners||Motorized roll-up sides & wind panel kits for the four corners|
|Woven, re-enforced polycarbonate for the end wall covering||Polycarbonate for the end walls with including all extrusions and hardware|
|A high wind kit for extra rigidity||A high wind kit for extra rigidity|
|Manually gable peak shutters||Motorized gable peak shutters|
|An environmental controller to thermostatically operate the motorized roll-up sides and gable peak shutters|
Our Favorite Lumnah Acres Videos
High Tunnel Delivery
Want to see what it looks like to get a high tunnel for your farm? Check out this recent video of a Rimol high tunnel delivery by our friends at Lumnah Acres. We can't wait to see the final structure up and growing! #homesteadhightunnel
Starting Greenhouse Site Work
We love to see the start of high tunnel installation starting for Lumnah Acres! Check out this video to see how they make the first move on installation.
Conquering Rocks for Greenhouse Installation
Day #2 of the Lumnah greenhouse build continues with the help of a ground excavator, digging out come pretty major rocks to make room for the greenhouse ground posts.
Building A Rimol Greenhouse at Lumnah
As Lumnah moves into Day #3 of their greenhouse build, Al & Gina get hands-on with installation of baseboards around their greenhouse frame.
Building Metal Trusses for the Greenhouse
Al & Gina continue with Day #4 of their build, they move on to construction of the metal trusses which will support and frame the greenhouse poly roof.
Raising Metal Trusses for the Homestead High Tunnel
Lumnah Acres moves into a snowy Day #5 of their Greenhouse build, they get their metal greenhouse bows & trusses raised and ready for poly. Things are really taking shape!
Conquering Fears & Getting Purlins Installed
In day #6 of the Lumnah Acres greenhouse build, Gina and Al overcome a fear of heights to install purlins along their greenhouse trusses.
Installing Wind Bracing for a Homestead High Tunnel
Windy conditions call for extra protection. In day #7 of the greenhouse build Lumnah Acres adds strong wind bracing to protect their greenhouse from strong gusts.
Moving On To End Walls on The Lumnah Greenhouse
Al and Gina move into day #8 of their greenhouse builds by starting construction of the end walls, bringing the greenhouse one step closer to planting.
Finishing Greenhouse End Wall Vertical Beams
A busy day of greenhouse construction at Lumnah Acres sees Al & Gina finish off framing of their greenhouse end walls.
Installing Headers & Gable Vent Framing
Homestead greenhouse growing is all about environmental control, so Gina & Al install horizontal wind bracing and headers to secure their greenhouse against wind & snow while framing out gable vents for future ventilation.
Planning for Growing in the Greenhouse This Season
A little rain can't stop Lumnah Acres from planning out their greenhouse grow. Here, we see Al and Gina tend to some of the crops they'll be bringing into the greenhouse in the months ahead.
Tips for Saving Time & Frustration In A Greenhouse Build
On Day #11 of the greenhouse build, Al & Gina at Lumnah Acres explain one super useful tip that's helped them save time during greenhouse construction.
Keeping Up Progress on Greenhouse Construction
Despite the early May snow, Al & Gina at Lumnah Acres continue greenhouse construction so they can keep moving closer to getting plants covered and growing.
Getting Closer to Growing Crops in the Greenhouse
Lumnah Acres adds shutters to their greenhouse to set up easy ventilation for their homestead greenhouse.
Installing End Wall Plastic on the Greenhouse
Al & Gina battle higher-than-expected winds as they begin installation of their greenhouse's end wall plastic coverings.
Want To Learn More About Lumnah?
One of our favorite things about Lumnah Acres: it seems like they’ve always got more to teach. If you’re looking for greenhouse tips, recipes, or just to learn more about all they’re able to accomplish from their home in Littleton, NH, visit their website!