Wednesday, 24 February 2016

 Our lovely clay soil...houses built on poor pasture (aka a bog!) in the 1930s
Not many people in the village have veggie gardens...but thosethat do,you can see the results of years of adding compost and manure.
 the drainage trench under the shed
 flat(tish) pack shed....

 roof in two halves..
 and going up..
 up!!
 The crew...The Pirate, Paddy from over the road, John who worked with Vic many moons ago and Al from the cycling club.
 Pirate and his shed....still needs more bolts, but it is up, on a day that started with rain and snow!

My workshop next....should go up easier,but needs more groundwork first.

9 comments:

Michèle Hastings said...

Things are moving along for you two!

Joanne Noragon said...

I lived almost twenty years in a house with clay yard. The builder took off the beautiful farming loam and sold it, too, as topsoil. Must have made a million on that housing development.

Susan Heather said...

Nice looking shed - well done crew.

Zhoen said...

The joy of shed.

Cro Magnon said...

Well done. A chap must have his shed!

Peter said...

Great to see the shed going up, the step by step photos give me ideas for future constructions here :-)

We are mostly heavy clay too, ironically it is almost identical to the brick red clay earthenware that I buy from my supplier!! Had I been potting when I first arrived here I would have left room for a little clay pit!

Hope your workshop goes up soon..., the "more groundwork first" hints at drains and concrete and a lot of hard work!

mikeintonbridge said...

Yay! You should get him a copy of the new Ladybird Book of Sheds. If it as funny as the Ladybird Book of Dating which I was just bought, by my husband, for my birthday (we've been together long enough for that not to be a bad omen) you will both be laughing for weeks.

Julia said...

Ah sheds :)
I'd like a shed in a tree, one with a glass wall and a wood stove and ...
There is something about sheds, is there not? :)

CATHY DANIEL said...

Exciting times! You look like you have a good crew of helpers there! Good luck with it all. xCathy