This week, we started working on the barn, the main component of the Food Web’s working model.
Abe welded a metal plate to a metal anchor for each post. We will weld the posts of the barn to these metal plates.
We went on to dig holes and pour a concrete base at each corner. We used black plastic for the forms (click here for full instructions on how to do a fabric formed post). Into the concrete we set several pieces of metal reinforcement along with the anchor and plate.
The concrete is now set up, but we will give it a few days to cure before we put up the frame.
Meanwhile, we bought the metal for the frame and roof, and Abe will start cutting and welding it soon.