One of the things we're building is a greenhouse. A greenhouse is a house where green things grow. We want to grow plants in our greenhouse. A greenhouse will let plants grow earlier in the spring before the snow melts, and later into the fall and winter after the leaves have fallen off the trees.
Someone in your class noticed there was a corkscrew on the back of the tractor. The real name for that piece of equipment is a post hole digger. It's very heavy! We need it on the back of the tractor when we are moving hay to balance the tractor.
We also use it to dig holes in the ground.
That's because there are so many rocks in the ground!
Matt is strong, so he helps.
|The hole has to be deep enough for the mold.|
|The post goes in next.|
There is a hole in the top of the post because the hoop for the greenhouse will fit inside it.
The hoop will help hold up the greenhouse roof.
|It's very important that the post is straight, and in the right place.|
We use different tools to measure. We used a tape measure to measure where to put the hole, the mold, and the post.
|Yes, we have a cat.|
This is the barn cat, Midnight.
|This morning she decided to climb on my back while I was hooking up the hose to the faucet.|
She works hard keeping the mice out of the barn.
|We also have two indoor cats.|
This is Stinky.
She likes to take naps.
|Bryon and Matt installed bird spikes so the chickens and turkeys |
will find someplace else to sleep at night!