Our garden will look like a real backyard, complete with a back porch. Construction began with digging trenches for the foundation and the metal posts that will support the roof.
trench for foundation - December, 2011
Next we placed, leveled and braced the metal posts. As you can see, this took a few volunteers with strong backs and construction experience.
Those railroad ties are heavy!
|Did Kelley get those measurements right?|
|Jim & Kelley secure the top bracing|
Finally, we build forms for the foundation of the 'back wall' of the 'house'
|Making the foundation forms - Rob & Kelley supervise|
|Just about ready for concrete|
|Close-up of forms and posts|