In this part of the project, we were cutting down the trees behind our house and then pouring the footings for the wall foundations. (I just sound so builder-like there!)
This tree had been here for many, many years. At one point, it was split in half and about to fall down. So we didn’t lose it, a gigantic log chain was put around the two halves, holding them together.
Of course, no project is complete without a little supervisor….
Turns out, it was a good thing we cut the old tree down. It was completely rotten in the middle!
After the tree was down, a super great crew we hired dug the footings out. We actually learned that we only have a few feet of top soil on top of solid rock! So it made the digging rather difficult.
Once again, the little supervisor.
Unfortunately, I have no picture of when the footings were finished…
The next step in the project was to cut a hole through the concrete wall into our basement. This was to make a crawl-space. I can’t say I’ve ever heard a louder racket than that of a concrete saw!
The next part of the project: Rustic Rafters