Monday, October 25, 2010


Its been a challenge to find time to clear land over the last 8 months, but we're still making progress.

We're gonna have a huge yard by the time we're done; probably 5 of the 20 acres.  We plan to remove a lot of the trees that are smaller than 6-8" in diameter in the yard. The canopies of the larger trees will provide natural shading for the yard during the summer months.

To the north of the house, we'll leave as much growth as possible and only drop select timber to preserve the views of the Peaks of Otter.

This weekend, Steph, her parents (Bob and Frances), the pups and myself went up to the mountain to enjoy the weather and wrap up some maintenance needs on the loader.

[Barley posing beside the loader.]

[Telli, aka. Tellico, gives the tongue for the camera.]

[Steph and her parents enjoying the weather.]

[A view of the current progress.]

[A view from the home site.]

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