Thursday, July 10, 2008

Little House On The Mountain

Do you have your coffee? Well then sit down, drink your coffee and finish waking up while I show you the results of inviting a bulldozer into your yard.

Like I said in yesterday's post, Keith was here for two days dozing the brush, briars and tree stumps out of what we wanted to be yard.

As you can see from this picture, just how close to the house the brush was growing.

This picture shows what we had decided we wanted to be our back yard. JD and I sat on the screened in porch and watched as the bulldozer easily took away all that unwanted wilderness. We have still another 4 acres of wooded area behind the back yard, with that 4 acres bordering a state forest.

I had the before picture of the wood/tool shed posted yesterday. This is the after view of it. I couldn't get over how the appearance of everything changed after all of the brush was cleared.

There were times while Keith was out there clearing the property that all we could see was the smoke stack on the bulldozer and the brush shaking as Keith moved through it.

Look...... The path is gone. I can walk back there if I want to without fear of a couple of mice running across my feet. I have a very low tolerance point when it comes to mice and snakes. I will not walk in the woods during warm weather because of the snakes. During cold weather when they are hibernating, no problem.

That's it for today. The construction of the pump house is coming along quite nicely. I go out every day and take pictures of what J.D. has completed. When I finish with these photos, I will have to give you a tour of the inside of the house and show you J.D.'s newest addition to the property.

Please keep our troops in your prayers. KY Woman at 'Little Drops... In The Pool Of Life' has a special prayer request for one of our soldiers on her blog. I hope you will stop by and get the information from her. Last, but no where near least, please keep everyone that is even remotely dealing with those fires in California in your prayers. The firefighters have been working tirelessly with very little time to even stop and regroup. As Connie at Over Good Ground has said, "The whole state of California seems to be on fire." These fires has driven so many people from their homes and threatens so many more. I can't even imagine the stress these people are living with to find themselves packed, ready and waiting to be told to evacuate from their homes. While in many of these cases after the danger of the fires have passed to return to the ashes of what used to be your home. Please drop by 'Over Good Ground' and give Connie (Farmlady) and the Prospector a few words of support. They haven't been told to pack and wait yet, but if you are anywhere in California you could be. Wishing you all a blessed day.


Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Wow that sure cleared that up nicely didn't it!! Can't wait to see the end result.

Lib said...

Nice blog you have:o)
Love the pics.

Steven and Aisha said...

Oh wow! Now we can clearly see how beautiful your property is, Jo. Keith really did an amazing job and I can't wait to get a tour inside your house :D. I am excited for you and JD!

Mary said...


Everything is looking terrific. What a difference that bulldozer has made. Looking forward to more photos.


Linds said...

A GREAT DANE????? Snort. I must say, the converstaion at Chris's is getting very amusing!

I am loving the tour, Jo. I always wanted to drive a bulldozer. I am off to visit your friends now.

Linds said...

Conversation. I can spell. My fingers just don't co-operate.

oldcrow61 said...

It's going to be great when it's all finished. Must be lovely there.

Britt-Arnhild said...

So life will now be much lighter for you :-)

farmlady said...

thanks for the good thoughts, Jo.

Your property looks good. Wish we could clear like that.

Also, did I tell you how much I love your music.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

It's 9 pm but I still have a cup of coffee. ;o)

It doesn't get too far back in the woods for me, but my city boy hubby would never move to the country. I love the boonies and your place looks like a little piece of Heaven on earth to me. ;o)

I have several blogging buddies who live in California and the Northwest. I'm keeping tabs on all of them right now!

Looking forward to the next batch of pictures, Jo. Hope you have a great Friday.

Love and hugs,


Tina Coruth said...

Wow! You've accomplished a lot. This is going to be beautiful!

J.D. Scorpio said...

Hey Miss Diane:
Did Jo tell you that we live so far back in the woods the sun sets tween us and the Hi-Way...?

Have a great day.....JD

Betty said...

First of all, I've spent quite a bit of time at your blog tonight just listening to the wonderful gospel music.

You really have a nice, secluded home. I have enjoyed seeing what you are doing to your place.

Ky Woman said...

Your little slice of heaven is just loverly!

I also want to thank you and everyone who has prayed for one of our soldiers..and left him a note. God is working!

Blessings to y'all..

btw, love the music too. I'm going to stay awhile...