It has been almost a year since we moved into our new home. Most everything was done at that time by Rainbow Valley Design and Construction, with a few small projects left for Mike and me to do. One of those projects had us thinking for all the next eleven months to come up with a good solution.
We borrowed a cement mixer from our local Blue River Tool Library (thank you, Antony). Mixing one bag after another, we dumped 900 pounds of dyed cement into the perfectly sized forms.
As one side settled, the second plank was poured.
Mike smoothed the cement and I started placing and pushing in the decorative smooth black rocks.
Then there was the wait period, letting the cement strengthen for almost 4 weeks. Just before moving the 2 planks into place, they were sealed with a product designed to protect and add gloss to the cement.
But how in the heck do you move 900 pounds of cement the distance of a football field? No where was there room for a vehicle, so . . .
Remember that the Pyramids and the Great Wall were built by human labor!
Our granddaughter, Angelica called some young strong friends. Mike used straps with handles to create 3 spots on each side for a total of 6 carriers. With 4 young (stronger) people, Mike and me, we miraculously managed to move not one, but two 450 pound slabs across the not quite flat terrain of our property.
The second miracle was that they fit like a glove.
We celebrated with a chili feed!