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!

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! Am so happy and excited for you. Can't wait to read and see photos of your homestead journey.

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW! That is great. I love the raw land and all the plans you can make. I bet yall have already drawn up plans on where this is going and that will be put and oh yea don't forget the...
    Congrats and have fun.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Welcome to the blog world and welcome to homesteading! It will be an adventure.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sounds like you are starting a Homestead....From
    Scratch, hmmm that sounds familiar.

    Good luck and I can't wait to see the progress you make.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congratulations on your find! You have an exciting time of possibilities before you now. :)

    ReplyDelete