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Hi Rick,

I considered moving to Wyoming in the late 80s.  I had lived in Northern MN for a while. The greenhouse is a great idea.  I would also suggest a high tunnel.  Even without being heated, it should extend your growing season by around 2 months.  If you do also go the high tunnel route, be sure to anchor it well. Otherwise it will blow away in the the Wyoming winds.
 
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I grew up in Minnesota also, Lake Minnetonka. Worked at the Tonka Toy factory. Loved going canoeing on the boundary waters and skiing at a place north of Duluth, Lutsen, Sugar Hills comes to mind. Thanks for bringing back memories.
 
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Living with my aging parents (they are in their early 70's - I am in my early 40's) - this resonates with me.

Thanks for opening up a thread on this topic.
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