Rondavel extension Part 2: The foundation trenches

After burning some of the granite rock out of the way we start digging. How hard can it be after all?

Mr Tongai & Mr Didymus in the easy trench

Mr Didymus & Mr Tongai in the easy trench

 

Edmore getting that earth out

Edmore getting that earth out

and then signing off for the day

and then signing off for the day

Well up here what you see on top is not what is lurking underneath – more rocks.

OK more burning was to come. The rocks are all under ground too

OK more burning was to come. The rocks are all under ground too!

 

after burning - well nearly after

after burning – well nearly after

 

Somethings still alight in there

Somethings still alight in there

And it is a building site with a pretty good view too.

It slowly goes down

It slowly goes down in size

 

We have to dig round out to burn it. Lots of digging

We have to dig round out to burn it. Lots of digging

 

smaller now!

smaller now!

 

Temporary retaining wall

Temporary retaining wall

 

The men who bring the sand and gravel take a look

The men who bring the sand and gravel take a look at progress

 

If this tree was to fall down...

If this tree was to fall down…

 

 

Mr Garikai does the job first

Mr Garikai does the job first

 

and shows us how its done

and shows us how its done

 

He's getting good at this

He’s getting good at this

 

The site is ready

The site is ready

 

Measuring for the footings

Measuring for the footings

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One thought on “Rondavel extension Part 2: The foundation trenches

  1. What about the potatoes are they in yet? We are looking forward to Tati newi as we say in pembrokeshire! Sx

    Sent from Sue’s iPad Highgate Cottage 🐾

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