Around the Bend Strawbale House, Pond and Gardens

May 28, 2007

Filling in the foundation

Filed under: foundation — aroundthebend @ 8:16 pm

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After the foundation wall is poured, the next 50 plus people that see it say “Boy, it’s gonna take a lot of fill.”  Even the internet hookup guys commented.  Well it did …. loads of sand, and a final layer of compacted gravel.  The Cat sure came in handy, although we spent many, many hours with shovels and rakes as well.  Marianne takes most of the pictures; the boot picture above proves she does lots of the work too.  She keeps going by repeating over and over to herself, “one shovelful at a time, the house will be built….”

1 Comment »

  1. I can hardly believe all the thought and work and details which go into building a house. Quite a difference with 1954 when I built a small house on my dad’s property in Red Deer before we got married. This is an exciting project. I wish you the LORD’s blessing. I am still thinking about coming to take a look. Love Dad

    Comment by Dad — June 7, 2007 @ 10:42 am | Reply


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