Our barn site is officially excavated. It is behind and to the left of our house.
I would post an aerial photo but, as we haven’t sold enough eggs to pay for a helicopter, we don’t have one.
Prior to excavation…The gravel you see in the picture is the top of our driveway.
Finished excavation…Complete with drainage swale. (A special formation of the dirt to direct rain water away from the barn.)
Dumping gravel…We got 6 dump truck loads of rock total.
Finished dumping gravel…The white spot near the top of the picture is the barn foundation, made from very fine rock. (Called screenings)…And isn’t the sky lovely!?
And so my post has people pictures in it, here’s a recent shot of Samuel and Daddy driving our tractor:
Check back soon for a post regarding the newest inhabitants of Rehoboth Ranch!
We hired a local drilling company to drill our water well and our HVAC wells. Overall, we were very happy with their work!
The drilling rig and pipe truck.
Drilling (The gray sludge is silt)
River of sludge (yuck!)
When he was done drilling the well he took the cap off causing the built up pressure to release creating a geyser.
The water pressure was amazing!
Telephone poles and a lovely sunset on the way home
After all the drywall went up we hired a mudder to finish the walls and get them ready for paint.
The boys’ room all mudded
Another view of the boys’ room (The silver pipe is the chimney pipe from our wood stove. There will be a drywalled box around it eventually.)
The boys’ bathroom drywalled and mudded (The drywall in the bathrooms was green because it is a water-resistant drywall.)
The main dormer all mudded
Getting ready to mud the girls’ room. (The black things in the window are the mudders stilts. He mudded around the top of each room first wearing his stilts to avoid the need for a ladder.)
The outside wall of the girls’ room
Another breathtaking sunset!
Each day I am awed by God’s majesty as displayed in a microcosm thru the phenomenal sunsets every evening!
(A panoramic view)