Root Cellar Update [June 2018] 🚧

in #homesteading3 years ago (edited)

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Reconstructing 100 years old root cellar can be challenging, but as Dr. Rick Marshall says: If you don't make it, it's your own damn vault... that's a bitch slap of truth right there!

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Finally got support posts for the roof! 4 longer ones for the front roof and 8 shorter for the main roof. Previous article on this Root Cellar: Short Overview

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All these stones are from my garden! Every year I remove loads of them and every spring little gnomes carry them back to the garden!

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First you measure and mark with line and sticks correct place to dig a hole. Don't want to be ReDigging holes, not with the soil I have.

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Large Stones on the side were removed from one of the holes and they have to be bellow frost line, so no stopping at large stone.

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And the LAST hole had HUGE stone that defeated me. As I removed the soil, the stone kept on getting bigger and bigger. It did not move a bit with all my efforts.

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Don't look like much, but it's enough to make my day Hell.

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That's all for now. Will keep you posted on progress!

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That root cellar looks in decent shaped - looking forward to seeing how far you get with it. I have a spot behind the cabin, into the hillside that i'll be building a root cellar - this summer - just need to find the time :)

The Time :) the universal thing that's lacking in all areas of life :D hope you get it built, I think root cellar is a Must. It was for long long time in history and even today it can offset the electricity usage with its increasing prices.

I want to run an extension cord and my fridge in there - the fridge would barely ever turn on! :)

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