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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Laying Conduit Project...

51 degrees - 10:53 am - overcast and lightly raining...

Nothing is ever simple or easy here on the mountain.  What I though would take maybe a weekend or two, to get the entire conduit laid out from the house up to the well, propane tanks and generator house area, has instead been going on since April.  Of course the obvious challenge has been the weather.  This summer has been a ‘blink and you miss it’ kind of summer; the worst summer up here on the mountain that anyone can remember. 

The next challenge has been trying to get the groundwork, clearing and leveling, completed so the final stretch of the conduit trench can be dug.  This is also the area that we were looking at putting our garden.  But after this summer we are going back to the drawing board on the garden ideas and plans.  But I wont get into that right now, that will have to be another post.

It is currently raining outside so no work will be getting done on this project today.  All we need is a few more nice days and we can check this project off our to-do-list!

Here are a few pictures of the progress since April…

April 9, 2011 - majority of the snow is gone, we can start clearing the area

April 14 - time to do a little pruning

conduit lines end at the edge of the yard, waiting for the final strech
up to the well, propane tanks and generator house

Sep 24 - moving all the extra dirt over to the edge of the property line
to make a 20 foot high privacy berm

Sep 25 (this morning) - ground work is almost done!

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