We’ve been continuing the work on the 12’x21′ shed/cabin/sewing studio. It gets 3 names because that’s the order that it will be used.
I finally got the rest of the floor framed. I put the floor joists at 12″ centers to make things a little beefier. I was able to finish that just before dark on Saturday. That was really the only plan for the weekend, but since I got it done in a day I decided to make the 45 minute drive back to Lowe’s for the sub floor decking. It gets dark around 5:30 and Lowe’s doesn’t close until 9 so the trip wasn’t too bad. Although after loading 2x6s into the truck, dragging them out, framing the floor, and then loading 8 sheets of 3/4 inch chip board, I was pretty tired. So that made the fact that the generator was able to run all night due to the auxiliary fuel tank was a blessing. Heat all night and coffee maker in the morning without having to refuel. If you are using a Honda EU2000 generator, I would highly suggest the BERG system add on fuel tank. Super nice.
This is it framed out, pay attention to the orange dots in the surrounding dirt, it will come up later in this post.
All sheeted and covered with a tarp until I can start framing the walls, a ton of work to drag those sheets of chip board out of the truck.
Now, for those orange marks. I had marked all of the stumps in the area with pavement marking paint so I could find them later. As I was framing and sheeting the floor I had to continually walk back and forth from the truck to work site, about 20 yards. All while carrying heavy, awkward boards and sub floor. Needless to say I tripped over stump after stump on each trip. This was beyond aggravating. By mid day Sunday I was completely done with the floor so I hopped on Darla Deere the tractor, hooked up the single row plow and went bat shit crazy on the stumps. I was hooking and hopping on the tractor. Working the clutch and the hydraulics like a madman. Poor Darla was on 2 wheels more than she was on 4. It can be very dangerous to pull stumps this way and I don’t recommend it. The tractor can quickly flip over on you if you aren’t quick on the clutch, luckily I am. I was able to tear out about 20 of them Sunday afternoon.
Then I changed implements to the cultivator rake and raked out all of the roots and stump pieces. Then another change to the grader blade to smooth it all out.
Remember the orange marks? Nearly all gone! And I only broke 1 shear bolt in the plow! Now, all of this was a great weekend of work, I drove a ton of nails, and more deck screws than I can count. I got it done, but I AM SORE!
It’s a good sore though, a satisfying soreness that I know that our homestead is coming around.
We hope you all have a great week!