Friday, 12 May 2017

Forest Lodge continues...

The refurbishment of our barn has continued with an entry porch on the front and deck to the rear. We used the tree which had damaged the front when falling about 20-years ago for the corners of the front porch. For the rear deck, we used the tree which had to be felled before the refurbishment (as it was towering, dead, above the building). What a majestic position its enjoyed for now 40 years… we hope to give it 40 more! (A few stats for those interested: The tree had over 12 metres (40’) of timber over 300mm (12”) diameter… these were red gum hard wood… AMAZINGLY heavy — yet somehow, the three of us managed to raise them — then quickly cemented them in place… whew! ) Little Joe the goat watched on blissfully unappreciative of our efforts… darn goat! LOL

 

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Could not have done the heavy lifting without the help of Clément Savalis from Bordeaux France.

Friendly, passionate, and able to lift trees like twigs — Merci mes ami!

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