I am testing out using a small hoop house this year so it will be interesting to see the results. I have wanted to do this for a couple of years now. If I gained 2 more months of lettuce crops then that was a win in my opinion. The Pak Choy would have made it to this point without the plastic.
It has also been a battle keeping the waters from freezing for the chickens and our rabbit. Yesterday I replaced the rabbit waterer several times and broke the ice in the chickens water several times as well. It really froze quickly in this cold weather.
I hope you all stay warm and your waterers stay thawed.