Once our road was more or less in, then we needed to get the land cleared and start with the actual construction process.

Here the crew is still chugging up the hill building the road.
We had hoped to have a fairly large swath of land cleared, due to the height of the trees that grow here.  They are around 90-100 feet,so we wanted to have roughly a 100 foot perimeter to prevent a tree from crashing down on to our structures, and also as a fire break.  Living in the woods will get you a little twitchy when there is smoke in the area.  It’s pretty common to have rural folks burn their paper garbage, so some smoke or the smell of smoke isn’t cause for too much concern.  When it gets THICK, time to find out what’s going on!!

Anyway, here are some shots of the area that is getting cleared.  img_0707