New This Month

Francesca and Sharkey Build a Greenhouse

Can you feel that chill in the air? Fall has settled in, and we Frenchies lend a helping paw to construct a warm, cozy home for the farm plants.

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Hey, Francesca, what's going on over there?

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Martha is having a brand-new greenhouse built to keep her growing plant collection warm during the coming winter.

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Let's help the guys put it together!

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First, they bolt the skeleton onto these two long boards on each side of the structure.

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After having measured both sides of the frame base and getting them in perfect position, Chhiring put these heavy cement weights on the boards to hold the structure in place.

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Then they assembled these long metal poles that will serve as reinforcements around the rest of the structure.

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I helped Fernando put this one together!

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Once they assemble the long poles, they bolt metal mounts to the top of the structure and lock the poles into them.

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What are you doing up there, Franny?

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I'm helping bolt the poles in place. It's not easy work, but Chhiring and Fernando are doing a great job!

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I can't wait to put all the plants in. Francesca and I will be back to tell you all about that soon!