Yesterday, we removed the form bracing and laid the wing insulation for our cottage's frost-protected foundation. Today, Rick brought his excavator up to the site and helped us back-fill over it. It was an easy job—the whole process took all of two hours. It's made a huge difference in the way the site feels, and it also (hopefully) marks the last time we have to use heavy machinery up here. SWEET!
The next time the weather cooperates, we'll rake things smooth and plant clover on all of this bare soil!