The sun finally came out for an extended period of time and it meant that we’ve been able to get some footings dug around the main house and the final conduit work done. So the WWII-style tunnels are covered up and gas/electrical and plumbing lines are buried and connecting up 4 buildings on the property. Pool house is complete except for polishing the cement floors, which need to cure before they are buffed and sealed. I’ve moved my “office” into the pool house as we expect to be demolishing the areas of the main house that will undergo a transformation.
The garden is happy and we have lots of greens/lettuces to harvest and are awaiting the beets, onions and fava beans. We’ve started the okra, cucumbers and eggplants in the potting shed and they will be transplanted at the right time.
I’m loving the new fencing and even though I fought getting rid of the traditional white farm fencing…. The new black powder coated hog wire is a better look. It’s encased in a wood frame, painted a dark grey (Benjamin Moore Falling Night). Plans are to add more of the fencing in key areas as we complete the look.
Now—hoping for more dry weather so foundation can get poured and framing can begin on the main house.
Pool house is almost complete and has an excellent view of the gardens from inside. White fencing is gone and the new hog wire with dark grey framing is the new fence line.
Still need to pour final plaster color and then the pool will be complete. Notice the grey toned tile and coping.
The raised beds with winter cops and pool house in background
Pre-concrete pour of back of house with fig tree about to fill in with it's lush leaves.