Saturday, August 4, 2018

Wednesday, August 1 - Construction Nearly Kills Us All

Not really.  But we did all work extremely hard Wednesday both tying rebar some more, and mixing concrete for footings.

This is the hard part.  The concrete is mixed by hand using shovels on the ground.  The formula is 3 wheelbarrows of sand, two of coarse gravel, and two 100-pound bags of Portland cement.  Mix twice.  Add 4 blue buckets of water.  Mix again, and distribute in buckets.  The bucket brigade delivered hundreds of loads of concrete to form the footings for the house.

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