Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The "Property"

We have been really busy lately because we were able to purchase a plot of land near to us. We plan to develop it and leave it as an inheritance for our two kids. Maybe they will both put a house here. That is our dream.

Mike has recently retired and is doing well. He says he "highly recommends it". This property gives him a new project where he can work outdoors, at his own pace, in solitude and peace.

Of course the first time he drove the truck there to work, he got stuck.

Mike poses with his machete beside one of the ruts he left when he got stuck. The machete is the same one that he used to clear some brush on our original property 24 years ago. Here he used it to chop little yaupon trees to place under the tires while he was trying to get unstuck. It didn't work. Thank you to our neighbor who came to pull Mike out.

Apparently we have a little drainage problem to fix on this property. At least Mike has had a lot of practice with this type of landscaping. He did the same on the land where we built our house-on the side a a small hill. Directing the water runoff into a stock pond (our tank) really helped. I believe our new property will also have a tank on it. Maybe two-one for each kid.

Both kids like this idea. It would be great to have them close to us, raising their own families.

We keep calling this place "the property" but I'm trying to come up with a different name for it. Any suggestions?


Tara said...

WOW...that is an awesome gift. How about "Blessings". Your children should be very grateful. Hope that we can do something like that for our children one day.
Have a blessed day!
Hugs from NE Texas.

KathyB. said...

What a special heritage for your children, and hopefully their children. Looks like you all have projects to last the rest of your lifetime! ( those are some DEEP ruts)

Southern Comfort said...

The kids are excited. Of course, the houses for the property are a few years down the road. We actually plan to do a lot of the work ourselves. And yes, those are some deep ruts. He sunk all the way down to the running boards. Our neighbor almost got stuck himself when he was helping Mike. Kind of funny now...

Anonymous said...

How about KyLee Korner or Griffin Grove :-)