Saturday, February 18, 2006

In the Beginning

I went back and scanned a couple of photos we took when we first started clearing land so if the quality is not too good, that's why. I didn't have my digital camera at the time. Being set in my ways, I resisted the digital ones at first but now I grudgingly admit they are cool. In this photo you can hopefully see just how thick the undergrowth was. It was like this everywhere! You really could not walk across the property without a machete to hack a path through with. That's Allen on the dozer. He got to have all the fun with that but I did get to run the front end loader that we got later. That was interesting because with that particular model you have to steer with your feet and you operate the bucket with your hands. It took alot of getting used to. But there is nothing quite like the feeling of power you get from those machines! Arrggg!! We did control ourselves though and did not go rampaging through the whole place.

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Howdy. I came here because Rurality sent me! Looks like you are going to have fun building a new home. It's a lovely spot from what I can tell of the photos! I'll keep checking in to see how things are progressing along.

laura said...

Hi Annie and Daddy, It is cool you have a blog and I get to see all the pictures of the house site.

edifice rex said...

Rachel- thanks! it is a pretty spot but its kind of hard to tell right now because everything looks so torn up. And yes, we are going to have blast building this house!

Hey Laura! Glad you stopped by! Ya'll come see us.

pablo said...

Oh yeah - I have equipment envy!

edifice rex said...

That was a very nice little bulldozer! Even though it was so small it really made the difference for us. If I run out of some house stuff I'll post some photos of some of the really big equipment that I have gotten to run over the years. I really, really want a trackhoe!