|Grading the surface|
Last weekend we drilled holes (thank goodness we didn't have to hand dig them) about 3.5 feet in the ground. We were going to go deeper, but the drill did not go down much further and the clay was a bit of a bear.
Now, mind you, the clay was a bear to those at the site who were NOT potters. Because the most exciting thing (to me) of the day was hitting white clay at the bottom of the holes! My brother was laughing at me I was so giddy! I do not know yet whether it is a stoneware clay, but I suspect that if the Loy potters just east of me (or southeast) had stoneware in the 19th-century, then it could be! I am hopeful and very excited!
|Photo inside of a post hole with white clay in the upper-right corner of the hole|
My other half devised an attachment for the chainsaw in order to saw posts from cedar trees on our property.
Before the day was done last weekend, we put one post in the ground with three more holes dug out! It's a start!
|First post in the ground!|