Before start building the cabin, lots of things need to be done. I get a pretty good idea now of in which order things are going. First of all the sewage line need to be dug. When that is done, the sewage pipes can go in, and then the deep trench can be closed again. So I needed to get the sewage pipes and all the stuff that goes with it, like connections, corners and glue. Glad our town building supply store has wonderful people to help me out with all that stuff, because I have no clue of what I would need for a sewage line. LOL They loaded everything in the truck for me, and strapped it tight. I got back home, got some other things in the truck I needed at the acreage, put the dog in the back seat and there we went. It was very windy and I was a little worried the pipes would blow away. But everything went fine. At the acreage I unloaded the pipes. Easy. They are light and easy to handle. Then I unloaded the compost bin and emptied that on top of the little pile I had made before. I noticed that animals got in there. Could be anything but my guess is racoons. They also were in my garden, because some of the newspapers that were on the bottom, were dug up and laying on top. I covered it again. I hope animals will leave my plants alone. Thinking of building a fence around my garden to keep critters out. I sanded the top edge of the gardens, as the wood was rough and smoothened it all out, so it is safer to work when putting plants in etc. Splinters are no fun. It didn't take long to do that. Thinking of finishing my small arena with wood, I did all the measurements. Now I know how much 2x4`s I will need to do that. Beside doing these kind of chores, there are meetings, phone calls and deliveries to be organized. Busy and it takes up a lot of time but so much fun to do though. It`s nice to see things are slowly coming together. While I was waiting yesterday for Kelly, my contractor, to come over, the clouds were changing all the time caused by the strong winds. It was a bit chilly and I was sitting in the truck with Scruffy, to warm up a bit. Suddenly it started to hail! First hail this year. It wasn't much, but it still was hail. The sky looked dark at the north east, but the sun came through in the west. I took a lot of photo`s. Also one of a beautiful Turkey Vulture. I think they are nesting in the trees, not far from the yard. Kelly and his brother Adam came and they staked the cabin measurements. We also went through where I want to have which windows and I gave him the sheet with the window and door sizes on it. He will need that when building. They come to do the screw piles tomorrow and will start building Friday. Norm will bring all the cabin wood I ordered from him also tomorrow. Now I hope the sewage line will be dig out tomorrow and the new driveway entrance too. Same person is doing this. He`s very busy so I keep my fingers crossed he will have the time to do that tomorrow. It will be a busy busy day at LPine! SO exiting!
LPine Meadow's Blog by Saskia
In this blog I will share the process of building a small solar and wind powered cabin and the creating of bird, herb and vegetable and fruit gardens.