Tuesday, September 15, 2009
We made a little more progress on the root cellar today. The water proofing was applied to the outside on all the walls. After a bit of drying time the drainage ditch was cleaned out and the drain pipe put in and covered over with gravel. Then a layer of hay was put on top of the gravel to prevent silt from sifting down through the gravel and plugging the drain line. Now if we get rain it should drain away from the cellar and not be able to seep in. Hopefully we can get it back filled soon.
If we don't get rain tomorrow we will be picking up some more of the hay that was cut and raked. It will be loose stacked to use for bedding in the chicken house and if there is enough we will use some to spread over the grass seed on the hill in back of the house after we get the cellar covered over. So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.