Monday, February 20, 2012


Last weekend we marked the trail that the electric will follow. We used a compass, 100 foot tape measure, and the survey map to figure out the straightest path from the pole at the road to the future home site. Marked trees with orange surveyors tape and then retraced our path to see if we stayed fairly straight. Then we came back another day to start clearing the trail. Mostly saplings that we could cut with the loppers but had to do some chainsaw work too. Cleared about 200 feet of the 2000. Whew! We've got a long way to go, but at least the weather is great for working outdoors. Who would have thought that we could cut like this in February. Usually the snow is too deep for us to work safely with the chainsaw but this year we've had almost no snow and the temperature has been in the 30s. I'm not a fan of climate change, but for once I'm grateful for the mild winter.

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