The North Star is nearly buttoned up and the roof is looking great - we are very pleased the shingles we chose! And, as you can see below, the Under Hill is started to look like a real hill! Not only that but the carpenters will be starting on the Copper Crown’s roof tomorrow! It’s enough to make me smile!
In our other job, at the Imagination Corporation, we are often working on projects that we have never attempted previously. It’s the nature of the business. Thankfully, it isn’t too hard to find knowledgeable people to give us some advice. When it came time to put the soil up on the roof of the Under Hill suite we suspected that it would require a special blend. With just a little searching on the internet and we located a company that specializes in a lightweight soil that is designed just for this purpose. Serendipitously, they are located less than ten kilometres from our door. It is always great to shop local!
Our friend John, at Wishlow Crane Service, provided the transportation and lifting power to get the massive bags of soil up to the roof. While he was handy, John also lifted a couple pallets of sod and the shingles for the North Star roof to the upper level as well. Our crew donned their rain gear for the day, as it was a very blustery and rainy outside. By the end of the work day we had a very green roof!
The earth is moving around here these days. We have two backhoes and two groundpounders working hard to raise the front gardens almost 10 feet above the roadway. It is exciting to see our raised gardens taking shape. And, with the bulk of the land shaping complete we are ready to begin out onsite theming!
It was with great delight that I laid the last block on the Under Hill suite garden wall. Concrete blocks are heavy and rough - my hands and back are really going to like taking a break from masonry work!
With the garden walls now clearly defined we can get a good sense of the space of the garden. The extensive theme work and lushly landscaped garden will be the perfect size for a couple to enjoy some private time together.
The front curved wall of the North Star suite is also now in place. This wall defines the pathway which circles around the front of the Hazelnut Inn’s property and leads to a raised garden.
Next week our contractor will be on site to begin forming the inn’s many concrete walls. We are very excited to see more progress!