After a long week, we managed to close our land deal on Friday afternoon at 3pm. Before the ink could dry on the paperwork, we began work on our project.
We were joined on Friday evening by Laura's Uncle John who arrived with a toolbox full of toys for our work the next day. In earnest we began clearing in the drizzle on Saturday morning at about 8:30am.
Couple of things to note:
1) If you gaze out upon your forested land and think you don't have much to cut...you're wrong.
2) Driveways are nice, when they're less than 130'.
3) Clearing land by yourself, is impossible.
The building site, before any clearing
Driveway entry, before
Clearing was difficult work. Thanks to John for two days of hard work and to Gareth for his help on Sunday we were able to make great progress this past weekend.
Surveying the drive
The Clearing - 2 days in the making
John & Gareth - off gassing
Dowsing for water
Robert Krieg joined us Sunday afternoon to dowse for water. Using his sticks he quickly found a vein of water, denoted by the sticks moving from straight to crossed in a matter of a foot. He'll be back again in another month after the driveway is in place to mark the final drill locations.