We finally got the last 650 feet of driveway cleared for a total of 950 of 12 feet wide driveway. Now we have to start leveling and smoothing it. It was a long weekend. Its been really difficult to stay there over night as we haven’t had much cleared area for a campsite. So we’ve been driving back and forth everyday that we go. Normally that’s not a huge deal, but this weekend we drove 3.5 hours up, worked all day and then drove 3.5 hours back. Then on Sunday we repeated the process. That made for some exhausting days.
We did get that driveway cleared and about 1/2 an acre of the 2 acres were the house and barn will be. So that was really exciting. We rented a walk behind brush cutter and it worked like a champ. Its called a “Billygoat”. I think there are two reasons they named their brand that way. 1. It eats just about anything it gets near, and 2. When you are hanging onto the handlebars and it’s getting into rough terrain it kind of feels like you are holding the horns of a really pissed off Billy goat.
That’s me with the billy goat, can you tell which is which?
Ahh, my beautiful Maria enjoying her new driveway.
So that’s the busy weekend part, now to the crazy week…
After the exhausting, but glorious,work we did we had to return to the daily grind.
While we were both at work on Monday, Maria checked the e-mail that we share for our Etsy shop and other business stuff. She immediately called me and told me that I needed to read it because I finally received an e-mail back about appearing on the television show “Forged In Fire” on the History Channel.
So it looks like Maria and I will be taking a trip to Brooklyn N.Y. so they can film and I can compete.
If you aren’t familiar with the show its a blacksmithing/bladesmithing competition for a chance to win $10,000 and the title “Forged In Fire champion”.
I’m super excited to be able to compete and show my smithing skills, but I’m also nervous as hell.
Check out the History Channel website, if you are interested. And, if you are interested in the work I do with knives, or the awesome tie dyed items that Maria makes, come visit us @ noharminfarmin.com or http://www.etsy.com/shop/noharminfarmin
We hope that you all have a wonderful week, and we will post more as soon as we get some more work done at the farm.