Saturday, March 24, 2007

Construction Class

I love our construction class. Most of us were in it together last semester. It's a lot of very hard work, but we have learned so much, and gotten much stronger too!

Irena and Adalberto are working on a dry stack wall.

Kate, David and Tim building a worm box. They are working next to the raised beds we just finished.

Dana, or Lady D, as we call her, is working to finish up the flagstone steps. We started this project last semester, and it's exciting to see finished now.

Our instructor, Robert. His grandfather started their garden maintenance and installation business and he has followed in his father's footsteps. He's an enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher. We all love him!

Jamie, who never likes his photo taken, can't run from me now!

Zoe making morter for our water feature, affectionately called the "pile of rocks."

Dana is supervising, an art form we all strive to learn well, as Ester and Bill work on the mortar.

And, voila!, our steps are finally finished. This used to be a path of rotten railroad timbers, which we ripped up, built a complicated form, pored about 3 tons of concrete and applied the flagstones. They look gorgeous!

1 comment:

paperboy said...

. . .nice work Anile and krew. . .