The Next Thing

Life is all about projects, no?  Well, I guess there does come a time when one might relax and stop conjuring projects up, but this one was a bit of a necessity!

Not too long ago, we had a fellow show up with a big (no, it was *really*! big!) bulldozer.  Mark had seen those little carports along the roads nearly everywhere and he thought such a little building would be nice for putting our “toys” (atv’s and snowmobiles, lawnmower, log splitter, etc) away.  He thought about this a long time, researching the quality and specs.  So, the big bulldozer made short work of plowing over five trees and pushing them into the woods so Ben could cut them into firewood for next year.

This is the new project as viewed from the front porch.

Ben and Mark pondered how, exactly, to best anchor down the carport.  We *do* get some powerful “breezes” here from time to time…They decided to have Ben dig six two foot deep holes, three on each side. I forgot to mention that Ben made a nice “strip” that was perfectly level on which to place each side of said building.  You can see this in the photo below.

The orange markings are spray paint where each hole needed to be dug.

I’m pretty sure Ben would disagree, but he seemed to make short work of those six holes! Next, Ben did something not planned!

Aw, don’t worry, Murphy was quickly removed! Actually, he splayed his front legs apart and pulled himself up so quickly, I had to take this shot in record time!

While I didn’t photograph the excavating as it was being done, here are the “waste” products…

There was another pile of stacked firewood, too, and although in the grand scheme of things (or woods!) this doesn’t look like a lot, there is actually about two or two and a half cords of firewood there! Oh, and those stumps….

These also don’t look very big, but if you look at the stump in the previous post, mounted on the small haywagon, you can see that these are NOT little stumps!  The “stump removing project” is detained for awhile….until next spring, says Ben!

I have a few photos of the frosty morning we ventured down to Pennsylvania to pick up the building parts!  I had forgotten about those! I will try to get those up later.  Anyway,  we saved 15% by picking said building up at the warehouse. And, in my mind, any trip to Pennsylvania is a GREAT trip!