Actually, there’s not much construction, mostly destruction. The first step is digging out the foundation. The chickens helped; I had one or two out digging with me all day! It makes a nasty job slightly more enjoyable. This is Ellie, who is my most favorite pet ever. Whenever I sat down to take a rest, she hopped up onto my lap to snuggle.
At the end of the day, the sod was gone, but we still have to dig out the rest of the hole. Thankfully that’s the easier part of the job!
After we dig out the dirt, the next step is laying a protective layer of wire, and then putting stones around the edge. You can see the first one already in place, there at the upper left of the hole.