I had a wonderful conversation, the other day, with one of 5DF’s private Facebook followers* and it occurred to me that it might be time to give you all some bullet points of our progress and where we are in the development of our raw land. You see, the follower thought we were already on our land. We. Wish.
[jur-nl] A daily record of news and events of a personal nature; a diary. Or in my case; a blog of our families adventure.
I mean I’m sure you hang on my every written word here on the blog :)… My intent is to provide you an accurate journal of what we are doing, so this will be a quick list to bring you all up to speed:
We bought 60 raw acres of land.
We’ve spent 5 months trying to get:
- a well drilled (check)
- a surveyor out to survey our boundaries (check)
- a driveway installed – totally unchecked
- the cabin builder to return phone calls or emails. another uncheck
See, without the driveway installed we have NO way to pull our 2 campers onto our beloved raw land. No. Way. There is a steep drop at the entire entrance of the land. We had to survey in order to know our furthest northern boundary since this is where the drive will start. The driveway will be approximately one-quarter to one-third miles long. Quite the undertaking and not something we relish doing by ourselves… but the thought crossed our minds recently. Sigh.
Once the driveway is in we can build our storage unit, have the cabins started, get my mom’s manufactured home onto the land and really, just begin to lay out our design for where we want barns, ponds, gardens and such.
But for now we sit at a campground in our camper-sicles, which have completely frozen pipes, as we learn to dry camp, try to stay warm and continue to find ways to laugh at our predicament.
Let’s just say wine is involved.
The beginning of February is when Mr. Bluejeans and I plan to start installing our border fencing. This we will do ourselves so, I’m somewhat confident all involved (ummm, he and I) will show up… Especially if there is wine involved.
Let’s get down to brass tacks… what’s your favorite? White or Red?