Friendly Farm Visitors…

Hey all, we had the opportunity to make a day trip to the farm today to get some more work done.

We were only able to cut another 150 feet or so of driveway. Only about 450 more feet to go.

The briars got SUPER thick for about 50 feet today….

This was a hard fought 150 feet. But we are getting closer. I do think that we are going to have to rent a skid steer with a bush hog deck though to get this finished. Cutting it with a weed eater and saw blade is rough, slow going.

It wasn’t all had work and struggle today though. We spent some great time in and around the creek. We also downloaded the photos from our 3 game cameras. We found that we had some visitors within the month that we’ve been absent.

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A lovely little doe.

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Two neighbors from across the road.

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She brought a friend.

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Sometimes a late night snack.

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This little fat guy is all over.

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We also ran a water test on the creek water. We had notice that it was clear and fast moving when we were looking at the property. We figured that if it wasn’t drinkable for us that it would be suitable for irrigation at least.

Well….we tested it with a pretty substantial test kit, and it show’s as a great quality for potability!! I even had some to drink (after the tests) and it was delicious, cold, and refreshing. Here are the results from the test:

Total Hardness ppm : 0

Total Chlorine ppm : 0

Alkalinity ppm : 0

PH : 7

Nitrite ppm: 0

Nitrate ppm : 0

Copper ppm : 0

Iron ppm : 0

Coliform Bacteria : negative  (this one is the poop test, so..that’s good news)

We were super excited about the results of the test. Over all it was a great day on the farm and we can’t wait to spend more time there. It was so good that I even found my sunglasses in the woods that I lost two months ago while we were just looking at the property!!

So this will eventually be our new hometown. I think this sign coming into town pretty well sums up our farm!

Have a great weekend!

Chad

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