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Friday, January 13, 2012

Preparing Foundations and Supports - December, 2011

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

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