I was going to call this “On Construction” but we haven’t really constructed any buildings yet.
But we are getting things done! Really!
With Jasmine’s help we have moved our Big Steel Boxes that I mentioned here back in May when we got the property (Wow! Only 2 months!) onto our boneyard. (Erin already covered this, but still! Berm, yard, gravel pad for the boxes. Plus, our stuff!)
Now, the first pic in that post was the Sunriver sign at the gate. Well, we couldn’t leave it like that, so with some chalkboard paint and chalk, and a ladder, and Christiana’s artistic flair, now that sign looks like this:
But wait, that’s not all! We need roads to get places, and we have a creek( really just runoff flowing down a trench) which means we will need a bridge. So, prep for a road and bridge:
Sounds like lots, and it is, but there is more! Those darn pesky fields keep growing grass! Oh wait, it’s a farm, that’s a good thing. If you can get it into bales. So, a quick call from Tony to Roger Hodgkins, who has been haying these fields for years, and the hay has been cut, dried, turned over and dried some more. Now it is in rows waiting to be baled. Which I hope happens today! To be followed by moving the bales (let’s see if I survive that!).
Of course, we still have a farm with no hookups to power, gas, water or any of those things. But we do have the ball rolling on that. In fact, We have a well in the process of being drilled right now. The steel casing through the sand and gravel and clay is actually more expensive than drilling through bedrock!
There is also the barn which is being prepped to hold hay and livestock. (Will we have cows?) Christiana ran into a young couple that have done WOOFing, and they helped out by clearing the rotted boards from the barn floor, removing the bee nests, and leveling the dirt floor. Thanks Tomas and Naomi!
The bees actually cleaned up, and you might not notice them now. Which reminds me, I have to flag that, so they don’t get stepped on!
That’s it for now, but more to come, as we get there. You know what I mean 😉
The Bees have completely moved, so I don’t need to flag them.
Drilling still going, down to the 80-100 foot range…
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8 thoughts on “On making the property ours…”
Things are looking better and better Scott! Thanks for the detailed update and congratulations to you all!
Can’t wait for my next visit!!!
What will you do about the bees?
Thanks Scott for that amusing update. Love the sign Christiana. Great work and enthusiasm. Look forward to more updates.
Well, the bees have been moving their stuff to a new location. At this point there is nothing left behind. I hope these bumble bees are happy with their new home, where ever it is!
How about ‘On deconstruction’ ;D
Hey now! You KNOW that deconstruction is Tony’s thing 😉
Hope you don’t mind me dropping in and following your story. Welcome to Sooke! We have lived in Sunriver for about 7 years and love the neighbourhood. We’re just above the allotment gardens and walk our dog past your new home all the time (and pick up after him:-) All the best with your farm, we look forward to the progress and hopefully a roadside stand.
Doug and Tracey Johns