Today I was scheduled to meet with the man who is going to use the big equipment to clear out the brush on my new property. He cancelled because it was supposed to be rainy.
Rather than cancel my scheduled day off, I decided to keep it. It has been a long time since I’ve had a vacation day.
Since it was cloudy and sprinkley, I decided it was a perfect day to be outside since the relentless sun was taking a break. I loaded up my car and headed out there.
My fist stop was at the County offices where I asked again to make sure that I correctly understood that there were no building codes or permits required to build a house except for a driveway permit and a septic tank permit. I already had the driveway permit so they gave me the paperwork for the septic. This is good!
I headed out to the property where I was able to park on the driveway entrance since it now exists. First time parking off the street!
I first trimmed a few bushes right at the fence entrance area to make it more open. Nice!
My mission today was to use my brush cutter blade on the weed-eater to smooth down all the tiny tree trunks to avoid tire damage and allow me to use a mower to keep the weeds at bay.
I doused myself liberally with bug spray to ward off the little Red-bug beasts. These no-see-um’s will get your ankles and waist area and itch for two weeks or more. They are much like mosquito bites. Perhaps worse. Want to avoid that.
Fortunately, the hot summer sun had baked the weeds to death so they hadn’t grown much since my last visit. I walked around and had at all the stumps that I could find until the ground was smooth and tire-safe. I used my regular weed-eater with a heavy duty tip to cut down the rest of the weeds in the area.
Snake!!! I cut off his head with the machine. First snake! Scary! Need to be careful! Sorry Snakey but, No Snakes! I’ll have to put up a sign.
After a few hours of work I was satisfied with the smoothness of the shave so I brought my car all the way in. YAY! Not having driven on this dirt before I was worried about sinking in and getting stuck but it wasn’t a problem even with the moisture. It wasn’t muddy per se. The dirt is a bit sandy so I don’t think “Mud” will ever be an issue. Once it packs down it will be even more drive-able.
I’m satisfied for now. We are rescheduled for next week for the guy to come clear the rest.