We were very ambitious yesterday. Three of us working. Two later forties gentlemen and one strong, young kid. Here GG preps the footings and the gravel (which is over the rubble trench) as we get ready to lift four freshly cut, huge, testicle busting, monstrous, gargantuan, heavy, sap seething logs:
Concrete footing with rebar exposed. We drill out the bottom of the log, and then--using the Tripod--we lift the log ever so gingerly into place on the rebar.