Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lumberjack

Last week some of you expressed interest in the journey we're on to build our home. I hope you were serious because I'm more than willing to talk about it. :)

To start, we had to cut a 14 foot wide passageway for the power lines to be run.

It needed to run up this hill,


From the pole out here.





As you can see, there are still a bunch of trees to cut up. Some of them are below the snow and will just have to wait for summer.  Still, we've managed to stockpile some wood for the future.

Lets see, there are these woodpiles, each as tall as I am.





Then there's this one.




And a wood pile complex here...


There was another woodpile but I didn't get a picture before the battery on my camera died.


But, now we have power up to where the house will be.


We did see a few of these while we were there on Saturday.




Now that the power is in, we'll start clearing trees where the house will be, and maybe, if we work hard, we'll have a house by August. 


20 comments:

  1. Your property is stunning, Sara! Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing, and best of luck with the construction of your new home!

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    1. Thank you! We're very excited if we can get through the torture of paperwork and plans.

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  2. Love it! What a lot of work but you will be so connected to your own land. The effort and the wait is going to be worth it. Thanks for sharing. I hope you continue to do so.

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  3. Wow! That's a lot of wood :) Looks like an incredibly beautiful spot though--I'm sure your house will be amazing!

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    1. It will be small but sweet and it will be ours!

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  4. Gorgeous, but brr! Now I need a blanket and a good mug of hot chocolate. ;) It looks like a beautiful, peaceful, area to live. (Perfect for writing!)

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    1. It is beautiful, and mostly peaceful, we're not isolated,there are neighbors. I do hope to find some great spots for writing. When it's warmer.

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    2. Right? That or some amazing gloves. Maybe you just need to develop the ability to radiate heat and then anywhere you go would be fine. ;)

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  5. Wow, that's an impressive undertaking. Looks like a beautiful spot and it'll be such a great accomplishment once you get into your brand new home. Good luck!

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    1. I don't know how impressive our complete lack of knowledge is but we're having fun.

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  6. Reminds me of our first year out at the lake. We had the house framed by September, but then decided to move in while we did the electrical, installation, plumbing, drywalling. Those were fun times. Thanks for sharing, Sara. I'm excited for you.

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    1. We've talked about doing that. Our bank won't let us, before we can close the loan the living areas in the house have to be finished.

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  7. Wow. You guys really are starting from scratch. It must be such an amazing feeling. Thanks for sharing the photos!

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    1. Yep. It's an exhausted feeling. Maybe the amazing will kick in later :)

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  8. Hey! You're not in Georgia anymore! Your new land in Colorado looks gorgeous... but cold. It'll be a wonderful adventure for you and your husband to build your new home together. Lots of work, but lots of joy, too.

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    1. Sorry, we had to flee Georgia. :) Hubby got a new job and we're a lot closer to family here.

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  9. Wow! Love the photos. I can almost smell the wonderful forest cool air. Good to have something creative and positive to put your minds to, after a difficult time.

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  10. Wow! It sounds like you have done a ton of work and that you have a lot of work ahead of you! What a beautiful spot for a house. Thanks for sharing the progress with us. Can't believe all that wood!
    ~Jess

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  11. Can't wait to see the final product.

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