I am building my first home. Lucky me because it is in the woods! It is an adventure I surely will not forget.

Me with Rory

Friday, May 28, 2010

Pieces of log

One of the neighbors came by last night to see what white pine I was giving him. He is going to come in and get some of the cut up logs out of there for me. I have so much wood all cut up and ready for an outdoor wood burning stove. Thank goodness I finally found someone who wants it.
Last year an old timer came by and asked me about the wood. He said he could use it in his garage stove. I didn't know yet what I was going to do with it so I passed, but this year I went by to see him and he said he won't need it anymore.
I tried BIL figuring he knew people, but he said no. I asked the guy who lives in the garage and the boyfriend of his neighbor. I asked around, swearing I asked the other neighbor already.
Nope, I guess not. So finally I asked and whala! They want it. I am so glad because I hate to see it sit and rot around the perimeter of my property.
He was going to come up the hill this morning before he goes away for the weekend and get the few dead logs and fresh cut ones out of the work areas. Then he'll come back another day for some more.

Monday, May 24, 2010


BIL came out and chainsawed some trees and I, of course being the worker...hauled them into the appropriate piles. He is going to come out again tomorrow or Wed to hopefully finish up this round.

Big news is that the County came out today to meet up with Sammy and me to discuss the leach field. He and Sammy measured the wooded area and came up with a new plan. It is a little better than what was first expected. It is still going to be 4' deep of septic sand, but it is going to be a little smaller than before. Yahoo! Every foot smaller perimeter is a few hundred/thousand dollars less!

Sammy said the local saw mill will pay for pine right now. He said everyone is looking for it right now! Yahoo! 'Cause a while back no logger was paying for white pine. I am soooo glad that the sawmill wants it for money. I will be paying Sammy for labor to get these babies out of the woods, but it is supposed to be less cost than what I will be receiving back from the mill.
As long as it doesn't cost me anything, I am happy. And if I make something on it... A LOT of something $$$$$, then so much the better because I need money for the septic sand.

County says the sand only costs 2 or 3 dollars a yard, but it is the trucking that costs so much.
I wonder how many pick up truck loads I would have to make to get enough sand to make the leach field. I would have to start now and if I shoveled it off...I would be working on it 'til Kingdom Come.

I better let the dump trucks, excavators, and bulldozers do it.
I am getting excited to think I might actually get the sand field in before Bro gets here from his trip to Maine. That is my goal. I think it will be a nice surprise for him.