Frank Mends the Smokehouse

Frank finds doing masonery work relaxing and with several old stone walls and buildings around the farm, there is plenty for him to do.
We’re using the smokehouse as a shed and backdrop for flowers for our pollinators and roadside stand.  It gets plenty of sun for the flowers and is in a handy spot to store tools for quick work around the house and Herb Garden.  However, it had some serious cracks in the stone walls, so we gave away this year’s zinnias and Frank prepared to work his masonery magic before Winter made the cracks larger and more damaging.
Here he is cleaning the walls to remove dirt, debris and loose mortar.

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Here, Frank is chipping out the loose mortar with a cold chisel and 2 pound sledgehammer.

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Here, Frank has mixed the concrete and is repairing the wall.

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The wall is mended and ready to plant zinnias for next year’s roadside stand!

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