Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Land Clearing

We had our land cleared today!  This is the preliminary clear to decide where the house and shed will be built.  Unfortunately, these pictures do not show well because I had my 50mm lens and I really needed my zoom out lens.  I will get that this weekend when we go back to mark trees.

I started them off at around 8 am this morning.

Then he pushed over some smaller trees while trying to cut through the thick underbrush.

He finally broke through.  Wood was thrown out the back so I stayed very clear of it!

I got a little bored and took a picture of a wild flower that ended up getting cut today.

When I left this morning, I took one last picture of the most beautiful oak tree we are doing everything possible to keep.  It is right in the middle of the driveway.

The clearing guy kept working through the day, so as a family, we went to see the work (and check the mail) this evening.

This is our decent down what will be the driveway.

These pictures are an attempt to recreate a panorama picture.  Failed horrible, but you get the idea.

It is just beautiful.  Most of the trees in the center will be cut down in order to build the house and shed, but the perimeter trees are staying. You will more than likely not be able to see the house from the road.

This is just my husband and kids exploring.  It was evening, so the mosquitoes were horrible, giving even more credence to our putting in a 821 sq ft screened porch.

The lender sent us another wrong disclosure today.  Sigh.  We are so close to closing, but this is holding us back.  Our builder is great though - we are excavating next week and putting in the pre-concrete pads.  It is starting to happen much more quickly now!


  1. That looks like a beautiful lot. Our last house was on 3/4 of an acre and surrounded by woods ... it was absolutely beautiful and made for a peaceful setting with lots of privacy (even with neighbors surrounding us), but the work to maintain the yard was something else with all the leaves and other debris dropped by the trees. I used to joke to DH that "park like setting" was realtor code for "you will be working your behind off to keep up the yard". You will probably need some new yard equipment for sure!

    1. We are not actually putting in grass. It will be natural! However, you are right, we will definitely need different tools. We will have to keep the pine needles off the roof and the brush kept from growing into the house - so a few machetes. LOL Can you see us whacking away? The sound is what got me the most - voices did not carry.

    2. Now you have me googling natural yards! LOL!

  2. Beautiful property. Looks very private.