I have been meaning to write up a blog post about our progress with getting our land ready to move to, but we have been pretty busy! So here goes! There was 8 to 10 feet of growth from years of not maintaining it, and unfortunately we hired a con man to help us clear our property and build a spring box for our water supply. We found out he was a con man the same day we wrote him a partial check for building the spring box and his 2nd installment for land clearing, and luckily we were able to put a stop payment on the check. He ended up ripping off the check cashing store…he used to cash the check and keeping the money. He only got half of the property cleared leaving us with a good amount of work. We found out later that he has done this many, many, many times. (Update: he has since plead guilty to 12 felony counts of failure to work)
Then I injured my back pretty badly while finishing up the job, which set us back a bit. I sometimes forget that I am not as strong or as young as I used to be!! Then we had a difficult time finding someone else to build us a spring box, which surprised us considering the area. We considered doing the job ourselves. I did some reading on the subject, and it seemed pretty simple…except the part about digging down to the rock where the water first emerges. If you don’t do this properly, you can block up your spring. Then last week I found an amazing guy who is going to build us a spring box, using some gravel we already have on the property and a large concrete tank, AND finish clearing the area we plan to put the tiny house…all in one day. And get this! It turns out he is a tiny home builder!! We had no idea before I contacted him. Therefore, he will be able to tow our tiny house for us too, which was another issue we didn’t have an answer for yet.
Hazy can’t wait to move here and get to play in this creek everyday 🙂