We jumped feet first into the latest project, that of building a stage from log rounds. It's easier to explain in pictures, so...
|We dug a ginormous hole and filled it with pea gravel|
(fortunately we had a lot of that!)
|2 X 12 boards served as the frame for the stage|
|Getting the frame level and straight was a real time-consumer.|
Thanks Jeremy and Richard for your help!
|Leveling logs until late at night|
|Ready for concrete!|
|Rowan was most patient as his mom was 100% occupied with stage building|
|Can I stand on the big stump NOW?|
|Mixing concrete, no small task, no easy task, each bag weighs 80 pounds!|
|And each log was carefully surrounded by the concrete and packed tight.|
|13 bags of concrete = 1,040 lbs. carried and mixed by hand!|
|Is this ever going to be done?|