Living here on the mountain we have lots of challenges. The hillside behind our shop has slowly been sliding off next to the building. We need to start digging it out and build a retaining wall behind there to stop the dirt from moving in.
So Don and I have decided to build a hay storage area behind the shop since we need to put in a retaining wall anyway. We thought we would put in posts tall enough to be able to extend the roof out to meet the wall to cover the hay and also give the wall more support.
Don has started digging out the dirt. Wow, you can't believe how much dirt he has removed and still more to go. He also had to cut off the root, as you can see above, from an old growth tree stump that is there. We will need to build around it some how.
He got most of the way through and now will need to start from the other side. It is amazing how much it has slid off in the ten years we have been here. It really crept in on us.
I think this is going to work out well for us for hay storage. It is going to be a slow process though. I will try to keep you up to date with the progress in our project group on our home page.