Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our Hillbilly Home - Blocking it up

Blocking it up

This story is about how we got started with our farm several years ago...I was chatting with a friend one day and talking about how we got our house, and she wanted to see some photos so I decided to write the story for my blog and share photos instead of trying to e-mail a bunch to her. If you missed the first part of this story, you can find the links to all the parts on my links page.
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Dad, our neighbor Frank and DH worked on getting the foundation up...although a lot of it was Dad, since we couldn't stay at the farm for several days and get it done. For not being brick layers they did a pretty good job I thought.

Filling some of the blocks

Once the blocks were in place, Dad & DH filled some of them with concrete, to tie everything together and make sure it was sturdy.

Filling some of the blocks

That was a long job for the concrete truck driver...as he would dump a little concrete out into a wheelbarrow, we'd fill the blocks, then go back for more. He didn't seem to mind to much though, he was nice about it all.

We put strips of metal in several of them too, so it would be held in by the concrete when it dried, and they could be fastened to the house once it got there and help hold the house down. These Nebraska winds can get strong, and I wanted to do as much as we could to make sure our new home wouldn't end up in Kansas! *giggle*

Stay tuned for prepping the house...

...next time on "Our Hillbilly Home".
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More will come once I get the photos gathered, and words written...please forgive the fact that I'm clearly NOT a "writer" AND the time it could take for the next part to show up...a day, a week, a month or... God forbid... a year.
Next installment is here.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a hard process! I wouldn't even know where to begin. Glad you had your Dad there to help!

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