Foundations can mean a lot. In quilting I like to foundation piece, i.e. I paper-piece. There are the foundations of life. This foundation is for hubby’s barn. No we won’t have animals in the barn, I just like calling it a barn instead of a workshop. He also calls it the batting storage facility, as a longarm quilter I have a lot of batting.
Friday morning we stopped by the property prior to lunch and saw a cement truck – and we wondered who is getting concrete? We thought our foundation was already poured and that is what we were going to see. Well as we arrived at our lot and we saw that we were getting concrete. The first truck was just finishing up and we had passed the 2nd truck on the way in. There would also be a 3rd truck showing up to finish off the job. 22 yards of concrete are now the foundation for hubby’s barn.
The end of the 1st truck
SHE was our driver for the the first truck!!!
Oh – so that is how they get it level
Can you hear the slurp of the boots?
After leveling with the board, then they tamp with this
After they tamp they use this to smooth it off again
Unloading the 2nd truck
Foundations for the pillars for the canopy
One of the trees that will shade and disguise the barn
This little gas powered unit has large fan blades that very slowly rotated and added a “brushed” finish.
Now that is a pretty slab!
Looking up from a small clearing to the left of the driveway – I think a table and chairs will need to go here so I can enjoy this view!
Lots of critters …..
I was fascinated watching these ants build their bed. They go down in the hole and then each come up with a grain of sand on their back – I have more photos of these industrious little home builders!
I had to walk to the top of the hill to see the sunset – a very pretty sky!
A view of the road from the top of the hill. Our property starts at the top of the hill at the first utility pole, our property goes past the bottom of the hill to the 2nd utility pole (which you cannot see in this photo)
A view from the road, to the left is the barn slab, to the right is where they are marking the envelope for the house. The little wild flowers were not here a week ago!
The rest of the barn arrives in a week, which means we should have a structure built by mid-December. I think we shall put a bow on it and let it be Mr. Green’s Christmas present! (Although, I think he asked Santa for a tractor!)