The long awaited moment has finally arrived… WE BROKE GROUND! (insert my happy dance)
I feel as though I have been running a slow steady marathon this past year! Then all of the sudden… the summer quickly flew by as we sold our home, moved into a rental home, finalized our house plans with the architects, engineered the farmhaus, and finally pulled our building permit. Whew…
Yet, the time has come… and I couldn’t be more excited! Excavators have been clearing mounds of dirt while compactors are preparing a pad for our future home. Here is a look at our before pics…
And here is what it looks like now!
I am still amazed that we will have a “mostly” one story Farmhaus on a hill!
We are lucky to be able to use rock from our own soil for our rockery retaining walls!
We also discovered a slithery neighbor who we affectionately call “Mr. Rattles”. My hubby was brave enough to snap a quick pic as this 6 ft long rattle snake exited our lot. Thank goodness he has acres of open terrain to choose a new home! Needless to say… we will be installing snake fencing on this yard IMMEDIATELY… just in case he feels the need to move back home!
I am extremely blessed to be able to enjoy this view from our home! I watched this bird make his circles before disappearing over the lake…. amazing!
I look forward to bringing you step by step progress reports! The fun is just beginning my friends…. Let’s build this Farmhaus!