Even though we had a concrete drill bit, the medium size drill was not quite strong enough for the task.
Zac and I went to yet another neighbor's house and borrowed a gasoline powered drill that worked much better. It had an engine similar to a weed- eater engine. While at that farm, I took a photo of this old building.
I especially like this photo. The pitch of the girders closely matches the grade of the hill. Keep in mind that the rear posts are 18 feet tall. The log that you see on the ground is just one of the many we have that will be used for purlins.
Eventually, the sides of the house will be back filled with dirt. Also the roof will be covered with dirt, and there will be grass growing on the roof. More on that in the future.
The three feet of posts that you see sticking up above the grade will have rear facing windows.
The sides of that area will not be seen as the dirt will be graded to form a smooth dirt covering from the roof to the existing hillside.
After the crew left that day, Zac brought the big machine into the woods so that he could drag out the next series of girders.
These were big logs. They span twenty feet from the existing posts to the next series of posts. The span of the first series of posts from the rear to the front is 12 feet. The rear girders have a five foot overhang off the rear of the house.