At this point in time, we have hired someone to do the work; however, the weather hasn’t been cooperating. The guy was out last week and started the parking area in front of Scott’s barn but had to stop after an hour. The ground was just too wet. Then on Saturday, the family all came over to help cut and burn trees to save us some time and money. We all ended up muddy messes! However, the granddaughters had a blast climbing trees, making mud pies, and building with random pieces of junk.
We are hopeful the work can resume tomorrow. We’ve had 4 days without rain and the ground seems to be drying up on the surface. Unfortunately, it may be another story about 6 inches down.
I figured I better get some before pictures loaded onto the blog . . . Just in case!
|This was the muddy mess the dirt guy made on his first attempt. But,|
he did manage to get that brute of a boulder out that the
kids fought with on our Saturday workday.
|There used to be a really nice deck here. Scott built it when we put |
up the above ground pool. He intends to put another pool
up on the west end of the property but will build a new
|I helped him tear down the deck and put the boards that are in good shape|
down on the west end. He is going to repurpose them as a loafing shed
for the mowers, tools, chicken feed, and coop bedding.
|This is the area where we will park the RVs. It is already|
nice and level because it is where the pool used to be. The loop of the
drive will be in the grassy area beyond the 2 trees.
|This end of the driveway will most certainly come out. The|
new drive will go back into the cedars. The dirt guy has
some sort of attachment to cut the cedar down.
He'll then move them to the west end where the burn area is.
|Scott tried his hand at making rusting benches out of|
the trees they cut down. They are perfect for the grands to roast
hot dogs and make Smore's.
Hopefully, the next post on the blog will have some "during" pictures. I'm not looking forward to the mud and mess of construction. I'm also not looking forward to keeping the two crazy dogs cooped up while the guy is working. But, hopefully, he will be ready for gravel to be brought in by Wednesday. Fingers crossed!!