The earth moves under my feet

Finally there is some ground shaking on the barn project.  As I was leaving for a week on a youth mission trip to Joplin,  the backhoe shows up to start the excavation for the footings.   We have a very rocky site.  Building on the side of a hill and excavating for the footings found a number of huge boulders that have ended up being pushed off to the south of the building site.  Later I will bring them back up to use for retaining walls.

The footings for the storm/root cellar.  After seeing what the storm did to Joplin the added expense of the cellar seems to be a wise decision.  He only had to dig about four foot off the grade to get where we needed to be to set eight foot walls.

The forms should be set by Monday.  If all goes well Stan should be backfilling and cleaning things up by the end of this next week.

This picture was taken from a spot I will use as a reference point for pictures of progress on the project.

The cabbage is starting to head up.

The corn will be neck high by the fourth of July.

I have a weeks worth of catching up to do in the garden.  Thankfully it’s not too bad.  Most of the hoeing is already finished this morning.  I’ll transplant some more seedlings that are coming out of the greenhouse.



  1. Ed said,

    June 10, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Can't wait to see the progress myself. One of my favorite things to do on the web is to look up youtube videos of people who took a picture of a construction project from one point over and over and over. At the end of the project, they string them together in a video and you get to see it all happen in super speed. I never tire of watching them.

  2. Woody said,

    June 11, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    I missed a week.

  3. Leigh said,

    June 13, 2012 at 4:05 AM

    Hurray! So glad to see the beginnings of your barn. Good idea about the storm cellar. Your garden looks super fantastic too.

  4. Woody said,

    June 14, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    Leigh…Hurray is right! I was so happy to get started.

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