Stories of life on our farm in Northwest Georgia where every day is an adventure in this beautiful spot that God has entrusted to our stewardship.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I'm Absolutely Floored! (Tuesday, Sept. 28)
Herb started work on the tack room floor today. He used 2 x 6 joists on 16" centers and supported them on both ends with half concrete blocks. Of course, since the ground level was uneven, he had to dig out for some blocks and build up dirt under others. He had never built a floor without a concrete slab . . .
Less than 5 hours later, he finished nailing in the last floor joist--and the sturdy, LEVEL joists are ready for the floor!
Zephyr thinks this is an obstacle course built for her amusement--to jump over the joists or to hop from one to another.
I think this is a totally amazing foundation for a beautifully level floor that will be protected from moisture and would easily support a 500-lb gorilla! I am SO proud of Herb and SO impressed! In short, I'm absolutely floored! :)
(And don't worry, we aren't planning on getting a gorilla! Well not right now, anyway.)