Putting in the stumps
We have decided that we dont want to use concrete at all so all of our buildings will have timber tree stumps.
We purchased a petrol post hole digger and i have to say it is worth every penny.
I could not imagine digging all the holes by hand and not just for the buildings, we have miles and miles of fencing to put up as well.
We are cutting all out timber over sized so we cant be tripped up by the council if they come snooping around.
When the stumps are level we packed them with dirt and gravel. Tamp down around the stump until it is tightly packed. Then move on to the next one.
Because this will be a work shop it will have lots of very heavy tools and such, we wanted to make sure it could withstand the weight.
The stumps are 1500 apart from centre to centre, there are 12 stumps all up.
To get the level we used a string line, the side rails from the mill and a level.
It has worked pretty well and if any are a little low we can always pack them up when we put the bearer's on the stumps.
I think that i am enjoying working on the building more than Andrew is. I would be at it every day if i could, but we are working at Andrew's pace, cause he dose most of the heavy lifting so to speak.
Next up we will need to mill the bearers and then the joists.
I am having heaps of fun and i cant wait till the work shop is finished.
Happy Adventures Nicole, Andrew & Sally Girl