This Thanksgiving weekend is extra special to Murray Farm Greenhouse in Penacook. After a devastating fire last spring, poinsettias now fill a newly repaired greenhouse, as the nursery launches seven-day-a-week operations for the holiday season.
In April, fire tore through the former poultry farm that David Murray's parents had run for decades.
"I got a phone call from my son at 4 a.m. on April 10th saying that the hatchery was on fire," says Murray. "The main service building which housed our boilers, water, electric, all of our supplies, was on fire."
By the time the sun came up on April 10th, we were on the borderline of being out of business," says Murray.
But that all changed once the community stepped in.
"Before nightfall on April 10th, the building was re-enclosed, re-heated," he says. "We saved a huge amount of crops. We (just) lost a little bit that was closest to the fire."