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Building has begun...

The older I get the heavier 2x6x10 seem to be... Tags: how to,mosquitoes,tools,nature,natural,OSB,deck,project,floor,D.I.Y.,do it yourself,living micro,livinmicro,tiny house,building,construction,woods,DIY,frugal

I Made it to Dry Ground!!!

Now I can get materials to start building again... Made the choice to keep the foot off the brakes and kept her in first gear :) Tags: nature,learn,project,marsh,grading,mud,drainage,water,do it yourself,path,culvert,repair,driving,trail,roadwork,fix,construction,landscape,DIY,van,old fashioned,creek,flooded,clay,frugal,flood,natural,free,woods,stuck,digging,landscaping,road

Tom's Road Test on a John Deere :)

After seeing the conditions this morning Tom offered to test it out with the mower... Tags: van,nature,path,landscape,old fashioned,repair,DIY,trail,creek,clay,project,digging,mosquitoes,do it yourself,culvert,landscaping,grading,construction,drainage,water,marsh,woods,natural,road,frugal,free,flood,fix

Woke up to a nice treat!!!

The road surface appears capable of driving on from draining overnight Tags: stuck,trail,landscape,old fashioned,culvert,grading,nature,tools,drainage,mosquitoes,construction,creek,project,marsh,road,landscaping,repair,van,DIY,do it yourself,flood,fix,natural,path,woods,clay,water,free,digging,frugal,how to

Roadwork: the End's in Sight...

Even after a few hours of drizzle and sorry spots of rain last night things look better now than when I stopped last time... Tags: van,woods,top soil,path,culvert,project,do it yourself,landscaping,frugal,digging,trail,drainage,old fashioned,natural,fix,how to,free,water,clay,tools,construction,marsh,teardown,road,creek,landscape,mosquitoes,nature,flood,repair,DIY,grading

Progress: Building up the Road Bed

Rained the night before and the soil is soft Tags: water,creek,culvert,drainage,digging,do it yourself,fix,tools,DIY,old fashioned,trail,woods,path,road,flood,marsh,landscaping,van,repair,construction,frugal,mosquitoes,nature,natural,how to,project,clay,free,grading,landscape

Another day of progress on the road

Today was spent diverting water access from the road to the drainage. Friskey the cat says hello at the end :) Tags: flood,fix,culvert,old fashioned,grading,landscape,marsh,construction,cat,natural,do it yourself,digging,drainage,free,nature,Frisky,DIY,kitty,repair,path,mosquitoes,meow,clay,top soil,van,landscaping,creek,road,water,project,frugal,woods,trail

Setting the pipe before the rain...

Pipe is now setup and the backfill is ready. Hopefully this will allow the marsh to overflow under the road instead of through it... Tags: old fashioned,free,marsh,repair,road,fix,frugal,trail,culvert,water,how to,creek,mosquitoes,clay,digging,nature,do it yourself,flood,landscape,DIY,construction,tools,path,landscaping,project,grading,natural,drainage,top soil,woods

The digging has been done!

Hand dug a ditch into a culvert to facilitate drainage from a higher marsh on one side of the road to a lower lying marsh on the other side Tags: woods,drainage,free,landscaping,old fashioned,culvert,frugal,fix,DIY,path,construction,mosquitoes,nature,tools,trail,creek,clay,water,top soil,marsh,how to,landscape,road,flood,natural,grading,project,repair,digging

Stepping on deer tracks near a nifty spot

Found a new location. Sizing up ideas. Tags: DIY,marsh,natural,creek,mosquitoes,landscape,path,living,free,nature,frugal,old fashioned,do it yourself,construction,trail,woods,water,project,tiny house