Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Catching up part 2

When I was digging the basement I hit sandstone about 12' down, so after hammering out the rock it was time for the footers to be poured.

After the footers were poured it was time for the walls to be poured.

Added the gravel, leveled it out then waited on the concrete trucks to show up.
Poured the floor, next step floor trusses.
Until next time,

Monday, August 30, 2010

Catching up

As I stated in a post last week it has been awhile since I last posted so I wanted post what all has been going on the past year. After I finished the barn last spring/summer I had a concrete floor put in it and decided that I needed more room. I have always wanted to remodel/modernize the little cabin on the farm, currently it has electricity but no insulation and no indoor plumbing etc. Since I needed more space I decided to add a 30' X 40' building with basement onto the side of the existing barn. I will use the basement for storage (small equipment) and the upstairs will temporarily be used as the "Man Cabin" until I get the little cabin remodeled. After that the "Man Cabin" will become my woodworking shop. So here is a pictorial of the last year.

Installing concrete floor in barn
starting excavation for the basement

Since I had a lot of work to do around the farm I purchased an Excavator

At this point we were ready for the footers.

Until next time



It has been a rough year, my dad/best friend passed away Feb. 10th, I was glad to be at his side with both of my sisters and mom as he passed. He was a great man and lived his life with Christ by his side, it is comforting to know that he is with his Heavenly Father and someday I will join him again.

Until next time


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Welcome back Ron

It's good to see Ron at Homesteading Hickory Hills is back. I started blogging after following him for a while and quit when he did. Glad to see he's back and hopefully ok, he had a great blog.


Been a while

First post in a long time. I plan on getting back to blogging, since its been a while I have quit a bit to share mostly good but some bad as well.