Arch d’ Triumph

More preparations this weekend  On the back side of the North wall, we attached a board to the curved arch to create a 4 inch lip for the concrete to extend to.  It was a bit of a challenge to get the board to bend but with a couple of clamps and lots of screws, we made it.

 

 

 

We also had a visit from our good friend Jody “the tree guy”  There were two

 

Spruce trees that needed to be cut down and they were much bigger than I felt comfortable dealing with.

 

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It was sad to see these trees go as they were over 65 years old.  We will try to honor their presence by having them milled into usable lumber for a future building project.  Thanks Jody, once again for coming to our rescue.

 

On an unrelated note,  I managed to move our washer and dryer into the old “Veggie Shack”  We no longer have a truck that runs on used fryer oil so didn’t need the space to store and process the oil.  The washer and dryer had been under a lean-to roof, outside of our big shed.  Doing the laundry in the rain was always an unpleasant task.  Now we have a bona fide laundry room.

 

My mother would be proud, plus the greywater from the washer will help water our orchard.

 

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2 thoughts on “Arch d’ Triumph

  1. A veggie truck! You guys are becoming some of my heroes! Did I mention that I have a dragonfly tattoo? the name of your building project got my attention and I am so glad that I found it because it is like a tutorial for I am going to be doing soon!

  2. We’re planning a dwarf orchard too…
    All pretty common for permaculturing in MI, but folks act like we are doing something strange by planting native trees! Ha!

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