Sunday, July 8, 2012

Driveway Clearing (again)

Well...we sure had our work cut out for us but after many hours of clearing, running the trimmer, chainsaw and mower, we finally have the road cleared(again). I had plans to get 36 yards of road base brought in but at the last moment it rained and I didn't dare to have a dump truck come in with too much risk of it getting stuck.

Here are some new pictures to show the work I've been doing compared to the last batch of pictures. I did a lot of burning in the barrel because we still don't have water but we have put up a deposit to get a water meter put in.  When the barrel is full, I usually sit back relax and take it easy until it is time to add more wood.

I only had to stir up the coals from the week before and it started right up when I added sticks.  It must have been really hot to stay going for a whole week.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Springtime - Once Again

Well...we have all been extremely busy and as a result, much of the time we go out to the Circle-H, we go just to check on things. As dry as things were this past summer, nothing much changed. The clearing we made for a road was quite obvious and we could see everything that needed to be done.
This January, we got out there and burned up another few brush piles but it seems that we just keep making more. We lost a lot of trees over the summer due to the drought. Then all of a sudden the weather has changed and we've been getting rain. Our pond is full to the brim, which makes me wish that I hadn't procrastinated renting a backhoe to dig it out better while it was dry.
Last week Ann and I went out to "check on things" and found ourselves, once again, in a jungle. Here are some pictures for your entertainment.
"Here we are! Didn't this driveway used to be longer than this?"
"Uh, How high are these weeds?"
"They are taller than me.", Said Ann.
"I guess I'll try to cut a path through here."
"This stuff is sticky."
"Okay, I know what you're thinking...but the gun is loaded with shot case of snakes."
"Hey, have you seen the shed? I think it's around here somewhere."