Time running short before the first freeze, we are on a quest to get the mines closed up before the cold weather has the chance to damage the mines. Freezing weather is what we are worried about.. But we have a plan and are sticking to it.
This is what the mines looked like after concrete reinforcement. Using mine water, as far as I know has never really been attempted on any scale for a distillery.
Wall forms being built, to get ready for a lot of concrete.
Forms almost done, looks like we will get this done before it freezes!
Looks really small until you realize the concrete trucks are NOT toys.. and there are 2 of them side by side here, which was insane..
Concrete poured, forms not even off yet, we begin building the top for the SpringHouse. This is what has to be done to protect these mines.
Stairs are supposed to be relatively easy, but working with a span of more than 16 ft is challenging at best.. something was a bit off on my measurements.. oops, rip it apart and start over.. which I did..
We got the water closed up! Now we have one less thing to worry about! The stairs are up, door going on, things look good!
I bet you thought we were done!
NO, not by a long shot.. We still have a boatload of work to do!! What is this you say?? Guess you will have to go to the next page to find out!