Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Excavation weekend

Started early Saturday morning.
 After day one all stumps removed and site level.
 Started early again Sunday.  Got the foot print of the house laid out.
 Started to dig the foundation.
 Early afternoon all the digging is done and we are ready for the foundation.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Got the time lapse camera mounted and ready for the action Friday and this weekend.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Old Growth Trophy Stump

There is a very cool old growth stump on our property with a granddaughter cedar growing out of it.  The only problem is that it is in the middle of where our new house will be.  
We are going to try, with the help of our builder, to move it to a new location on the property where we can continue to enjoy it.  It will make a perfect "fort" where the kids can play and hide, and will also make a beautiful centerpiece for some natural landscaping.
The granddaughter tree had to be removed so we can attempt to move the stump.  The lower branches were more like roots, and the "trunk" portion that extends to the ground (on which the ladder is leaning in the photo below) is actually a cluster of branches that arched downward and into the ground as it grew.
 Putting the wedge cut in.  Kind of scary on the ladder.
Tree down.  Old growth stump ready to be moved and hopefully preserved as a piece of our property's history.

Saturday, May 4, 2013