Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hard work in the heat

The past few weeks progress has been steady - we are battling the heat, fires around the district but getting somewhere non the less.

We and some wonderful rain during the week 25mm or so in my not so scientific gauge. This summer has been particularly hard on plants and the 'garden', with the wild life looking for food. I lost a young Golden Ash to some Kangaroos. Which is a shame, I think we will need to put more protection around the plants when we do replace them during winter. As for the rest of the garden - no more planting until we are able to spend sufficient time and are able to mulch and water.

Making concrete is consuming a fair amount of water when you are also cleaning up as well so we are preying for more rain this week

In this pic you are looking at the veranda for the first 2 rows, then at row 3 we have the house wall, so with row 4 we are well inside the dining room and kitchen/pantry. Our aim is to have 7 rows (13 in total) completed by the March long weekend.

This view is towards the main bedroom were there will be a sliding glass door for access.


Thimbleanna said...

It's really interesting to see your type of construction -- very different to what we have here. So, I assume the house floats on top of all these pillars? Is there a reason the house doesn't just go on the ground? It's looking very exciting for you guys!

L. Heafey said...

Hi guys. I am very impressed with your progress! What a lot of work, and what a beautiful plot of land you have. Looks a tad bit dusty at the moment, now that you are at the end of your summer days. I wish I could send you some of our snow.