These photos show last autumn’s process of bringing the cement bags across the lake on a neighbour’s barge, pouring the cement into the prepared forms, and the finished foundation for the chapel.
As we look back on the work of this past autumn, we feel inspired to plan our next steps on building this chapel. We’ve been able to finish the foundations for the columns and the walls. Next we will lay pipes for the radiant floor heating and then pour a thin layer for the floor.
Meanwhile we are planning where we will get the stone for the walls. When we purchased this space, we were gifted not only with the location for the chapel but with most of the building materials as well. The sand and gravel for the footings and foundation were here, and the stone will be dug from the surface of the back slope — scree that has tumbled down from the mountain.
We need to make a small road to bring down the stone. After gathering next year’s firewood in the early spring, we will work on bringing down the stone. Our yard will begin to look like a quarry. I wonder what the animals will think.