Ring Beam Finished


Oops! I forgot to get a final photo this morning after we finished the last touches on the ring beam! After we finished up pouring nine more buckets of concrete to top off the ring beam we rushed off to visit my family for Thanksgiving dinner. Yes, I realize that this isn’t the official day – why conform! :)

The above photo shows the not quite completed ring beam with the burlap coffee bean bags on it to help keep the curing concrete warm. There were a few beans in the bags and I noticed this morning that a couple had fallen into the wet cement. Cappuccino flavored cement!!! My latest invention!

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6 Responses to Ring Beam Finished

  1. Urban Agrarian says:

    Wow it’s really taking shape.

  2. jessie says:

    Next thing you know, Starbucks will be selling your cement. Keep the rights.

  3. pablo says:

    So the obvious question to ask now is how much coffee do you drink that you should have so many empty bags?

  4. *grin* Fortunately we don’t even have to be coffee drinkers to get 100 coffee bean bags (100-lb’s each) empty. There is a gentleman down the road, Charlie Hall – the Barrel Man, who sells clean food grade barrels, buckets, coffee bean bags and other interesting things. He also is a very innovative guy with his own windmill, solar panels and much more. It is amazing what you find hidden away in the hills!

  5. scully says:

    Green Mountain Coffee will give you free burlap bags as well. We used them at the Justin Morrill Homestead this summer instead of plastic as a weed blocker.

  6. karl says:

    i wonder the R-value of coffee beans?

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