We’d love to keep our pastoral two wheel lane into the house site and barn, but the county requires a road large enough for a fire engine.
In addition to the road the county requires four turnouts so that another vehicle can pass the firetruck. We also have put in culverts to help divert the runoff from melting snow in the springtime.
And to think– all the gravel has come from a pit on our property. Saved us countless thousands of dollars, and perhaps the hole will fill up in the spring to be a pond.
Driving to see the progress on Mule Springs is easy, because we are only five miles away. We are living in a 1910 farmhouse, owned by Bruce’s son, until our new home is built. It’ll be awhile, because we must sell our house in Alaska before we can build a new house. Still we have much to do: restore the barn, kill thousands of invasive weeds, create a farm plan, install irrigation, plants shrubs and native grasses, and, perhaps build the shop and garage. Stay tuned….