October 18, 2015
The first half of October has been lovely, once it dried out, but by now it is clear that fall in falling. Leaves are turning, days are getting shorter, and the temperature this morning was in the low 30s. No news there, perhaps, but it is a clear indication that the end of the construction season is fast approaching and there is much yet to be accomplished. Starts have been made on bridges, pole barns, and parking spaces. The introductory photo shows the start of one of the two pole barns that Forrest is erecting to house our backhoe and dump truck now that the Quonset hut will no longer be available for the purpose. Here’s a panorama of the site in its early phase:
Devin and Rachel (and helpers) have planted thousands of plugs in the meadow below the viewing platform, with thousands more yet to come, but they are too small to register photographically at this stage, so you’ll have to take my word for it.
Charles and Dean are setting up bridge number 2 (being done first because it is over dry land instead of water), as seen here:
The bridge deck:
(At least once in WordPress I was able to get two pictures side by side, but now the method eludes me.)
This looks like a regression, but actually it is Paul digging out in front of the viewing platform for a rain garden to be installed.
During the week, we entertained visitors from the Alberene Stone Company, who took some nice pictures and put them up on their Facebook page. Take a look