Like much of the rest of the land, the house site was way overgrown.

House Site Before Clearing

House Site Before Clearing

We cleared the house site, and several acres around it, with a combination of bush-hogging, BullHogging, and horse-logging.  Just in clearing the house-site itself, and “worst-first” logging of the bottomland woods surrounding, we were left with about 25,000 board feet of white pine, and a pretty good pile of white oak and other species.  Enough to build the 3,000 sq ft of garages.  Around the 1st of Dec, 2008, Bob Gill showed up with a portable bandsaw mill to start cutting the timbers for the garages.  Bruce, Scott, and I set out the stakes for the house.  Building structures was starting to get real.

Loading the logs too small to be used

Loading the logs too small to be used

Staking out the House Site

Staking out the House Site

One of the log piles from house-clearing

One of the log piles from house-clearing