Foundations!

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

The end of the 1st truck

SHE was our driver for the the first truck!!!

SHE was our driver for the the first truck!!!

gloppy concrete

gloppy concrete

Oh - so that is how they get it level

Oh – so that is how they get it level

Much smoother

Much smoother

Can you hear the slurp of the boots?

Can you hear the slurp of the boots?

After leveling with the board, then they tamp with this

After leveling with the board, then they tamp with this

After they tamp they use this to smooth it off again

After they tamp they use this to smooth it off again

Unloading the 2nd truck

Unloading the 2nd truck

Foundations for the pillars for the canopy

Foundations for the pillars for the canopy

One of the trees that will shade and disguise the barn

One of the trees that will shade and disguise the barn

This little gas powered unit has large fan blades that very slowly added a "brushed" finish.

This little gas powered unit has large fan blades that very slowly rotated and added a “brushed” finish.

Now that is a pretty slab!

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!

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 .....

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 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!

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 road.  Our property starts at the top of the hill at the first utility pole, we goes past the bottom of the hill to the 2nd utility pole (which you cannot see in this photo)

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

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!)

Cheers!

 

 

About hollydeequilts

I am a wife, mom, grandma and quilter. I also enjoy gardening and dabble in genealogy. And I love Pinterest!
This entry was posted in Mi Casa and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s