November 14th, 2011
We Helped Build The New Greenhouse
Posted by F&S
On Martha’s blog today, she has many photos of the process of building a new greenhouse at the farm. You know that Martha has been working very hard and also traveling quite a bit and what she may not know is that we, Frenchies, were very helpful with the construction. Good thing we have these photos to prove it!
1 Come on Franny! Let's go help the gang build the new greenhouse! It looks like they've already put up the framing, but there's still so much to do!
2 We need to install the roller tube for the manual roll-up curtain. It goes right above the baseboards. Once the metal framework is complete, we can cover it with the polyethylene sheeting.
3 The poly sheeting will help retain heat to keep all of the tropical plants at the right temperature through the winter. Let's measure first to make sure we have the right size. I have this end, Francesca!
4 There we go. Accurate measurements are crucial, Sharkey.
5 That's it, Gyurme. We have it all measured out. Let's install that roller tube here.
6 I'll make sure that every thing is level! This area was on a slope and I see that the excavator did a superb job at making it flat!
7 I'll grab this wrench to tighten all of the nuts and bolts! Then we can lay on the poly covering and attach the webbing straps to the bottom so the side curtains can be rolled up for venting.
8 Chhiring offered to help supervise me with the heavier equipment, like this sawzall, so I can work on cutting any aluminum tubing that is too long!
9 All right, boys, we need to dig a trench here to lay pipes for water! Then we can install a hose inside the hoop house for easy watering.
10 Wait, don't take me with the dirt!
11 Everyone is working so hard. We'll have this finished and filled with plants in no time! We hope!
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