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Housing the Little People Continues

Here is another shot of the homeless protest rally:

The Farm House

The second building to be installed was the farm house. It was purchased online in about May, 2009 as a new, pre-built and painted structure - Aristocraft 7203. We gambled on the color and lost..... 

Above - June 30, 2009 - The foundation form is created.

Above - June 30, 2009 - Test fit.

Above - July 12, 2009 -  Excavation and gravel fill.

Above - July 12, 2009 - Ready for the pour (really more of a stir, scoop and plop).

Above - July 12, 2009 - Foundation in place, ready to remove the form after the mortar sets.

Above - July 13, 2009 - The house is screwed to the treated boards.

Above - July 13, 2009 - The fill dirt is, unfortunately, not to scale.....

Above - July 13, 2009 - .....so, back to the mud pie fun.

Above - July 15, 2009 - The farm house on a rainy day. This splashed-on dirt is a little out-of-scale, too.

Future - The plants, people and animals are next.

And here they are now....


Above - August 22, 2011 - Two years have passed and it is Club open house night; the plants, people, curtains, basement windows, and steps are here. Grandma's International KB-1 pickup is ready for a trip to the store.


 Above - August 22, 2011 - Out back, the vegetable garden, a hose, steps and an electric meter (of which I am particularly proud).


 Above - August 22, 2011 - And lights!

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