Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bulldozer man

So, its $70.00 an hour to have a man on a bulldozer come out and push up a bunch of pine tree stumps. UGH...that's a lot of money. He's saying it will at least take a really good day...so I'm thinking like 10 hrs. We are going to try and build this little tiny house on the cheap, cash as we go. I think I'm going to keep a kind of loose type record here of the cost as we go. We have a set sum of money and once we are at the end of it...that is it. My hubby is sure he can get it "livable" finished. Not finished. Livable. I may be halfway camping in this thing. Oh well, we'll see how it goes. Wish me luck. Hopefully I will have a camera soon to help document this adventure.
Till the next time I write....Love thy Earth.

Monday, March 21, 2011

My first Homestead post!

We bought land! Yes, finally we found something we like. Its 5 acres in size. Its covered in small pine trees with briar thickets galore underneath the trees. My favorite thing about it is that it is flat. This was one of those things I was being picky about...I wanted flat, comfortable to walk on and easy to build on land...and I found some!

We have been out to the land several days now clearing pine trees and mowing down briars. We are leaving stumps about 1 1/2 foot tall so we can get a dozer to push them up eventually. So far I would guesstimate that we have about 3/4 of an acre cleared. We have a wet weather creek that runs down the middle of the property front to back, so we have decided to clear the whole right hand side of the property over to the water (eventually we want it all cleared to use for pasture). We have enough cleared that we should be starting our little house in the next few weeks. We are having to work around the fact that dear hubby goes out of town a lot to work. He's going to be gone all this week.

Well this is my first post and hopefully there is many more to come. I'm looking to get myself a decent digital camera so I can start posting pictures soon. I would love to document all the building of our little homestead and share it with whomever decides to read this.

Till my next post.... Love thy Earth!