Blueberries and black bears

In between rainstorms, I’ve been working on digging the holes for the footings and foundation piers.  I’ve been using a rock pry bar, pick axe, and shovel which has been pretty slow going with the bugs and 80-degree days in the sun.  The boulders I’ve had to dig out are large enough to be a huge hassle yet just small enough that I can’t justify renting a back hoe.  I had to special order concrete footing forms that won’t come until next month so looks like  I won’t be pouring concrete for a while.  I did make sure to orient the foundation so the roof pitch faces south for solar panels.  I plan on posting more detailed descriptions and photos of the foundation process once I’m closer to finishing.  In phenological news, the blueberries peaked around the first week of August and there are a couple of black bears hanging around.  Amazing to see how docile and indifferent to my presence the bears are when feasting on the abundance of fresh berries.

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