The Dig

July 7, 2013

We have staked out the house and examined the view from each of our future windows. Now that we have a permit, its time to start The Dig.

Jul 7 2013_First Dig

The hi-hoe arrives. My stomach drops. After more than 15 years, is this is really going to happen?

Jul 7 2013_First hole struck water

First hole is dug.

Congratulations, you have water.

It appears we have hit an underground spring. So time to pack up the hi-ho and re-evaluate the situation. Maybe this is not going to happen after all!

While the big machinery is still here, we have 3 more test holes dug to determine the extent of the water. It appears to be confined to the north west corner of the proposed house. Time for some serious discussion on options.


About Darlene & Ken

Experiencing life off the grid, building a home, and trying to live sustainably.
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