Thursday, April 28, 2016

Life in Darivka, the plant type

This Tulip tree will be the center of the therapy garden at Stephen's home

I think the work crew's staying dry through pouring rain at the time this was taken yesterday

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rain and a few delays, but the action continues.
Less than 2 weeks and the team from the States will arrive.
Planning lots of work for them to do :-)

Layer 2 of the foundation blocks gets stacked around the outer perimeter

Friday, April 22, 2016

Trying to keep up with the changes, daily

A tree, not just a stick & a Tulip tree at that!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Each day brings a bit more progress, this was yesterday, April 19th. 
It was pretty yesterday. Today it's not stopped pouring rain, which is great for the new trees we planted, not great for doing cement work.

This is the arrival of our Tulip tree that will sit in the center of the garden.

This is the walnut tree that is being moved so we begin with a bigger tree that will provide shade in the next 5 to 8 years. This little walnut we'd have to wait quite a bit longer. We'll find another good spot for it.

The new Japanese cherry tree found a spot in the corner,
it's blooms already making everyone smile.

& the Tulip tree

a good days work

This is a cherry, then an apple and a peach on the far end

Monday, April 18, 2016

Much more work is now involved as the team of "directors" have discussed the need for leveling the building plot so the house will have an even floor. This is a challenge to also keep water from draining towards the house. Raising the ground appropriately, in the right places, is the solution. It will take more foundation blocks and placement of this extra layer is in motion.

It is spring here in Ukraine and the trees are blossoming. 
This apple and cherry tree are a couple of the flowering trees on the therapy garden at Stephen's home.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Not to cause any distraction from the work being done on Stephen's home, but plans for Naomi's home are beginning to come together. 
Here below are the preliminary drawings for the floor-plan layout of the house and adjacent private dwellings for married couples.

Monday, April 11, 2016

As of noon on April 8th, 2016
The start of Stephen's Home

Friday, April 1, 2016

The back wall of the house will sit here

March 30, 2016

Things are happening quickly out at the Stephen's home plot.
All the foundation work is being put in.

Holes for the foundation blocks to be set into