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Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 02:09:38 PM »
Walk-out basement's really add a lot to a house.
Best of luck to you on the build,hope the surprises are all good.
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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2018, 02:21:27 PM »
 "an outside tap" This is for the beer  ;D .
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« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2018, 02:46:26 PM »
Well, since I can control the flow from the inside of the house, one never knows. Not likely though. :D

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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2018, 03:01:48 PM »
Well the days are lengthening and the snow is slowly receding. I recently chose a general contractor and will be working out the agreement between us in the coming days. :)

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« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2018, 03:54:52 PM »
All sounds good. I did all that 18 years ago. They was digging about now. Just got the cement trucks in,we had a few days of freezing weather.
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« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2018, 05:17:30 PM »
Yep. There won't be any snow or ground frost, or threat there of, when we start digging around first of May. ;D Been in Royalton about 4 weeks now, another 6 will go by just as fast. Another 6 more I'll be in a new house. :)

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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2018, 05:24:26 PM »
As it turned out, I am waiting here until the 21 of May for the roads to reopen (annual spring break up closures) so we can haul full loads of cement. One of these nights this week I will meet with my excavator man and cement man to show them the layout for the buildings on the site. Should be scratching ground next week. :)

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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2018, 06:36:48 PM »
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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2018, 07:04:38 AM »
is that 960 sq ft total???
that must be each floor right?
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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2018, 04:17:13 PM »
Each floor yes. :)

I think we are going to pound stakes tonight with the excavator man.

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« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2018, 08:18:41 PM »
Good luck!!
Back bedroom we hit rock. And I do mean rock. Every was going good until I heard the noise of a big rock. We did not want to move the angle of the house because of the view. And if we did,would we hit another rock?? Blasting boys took care of that problem and $500 too. They must of been drinking coffee at the shop. They was about 45 minutes away and they was at my house in just about that time.  Lucky!
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« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2018, 03:48:45 AM »
I think everything should be fine as far as rocks and ledge. We don't have real big rocks as a rule, there might be one like a wheel barrel on occasion. Ledge is one of them things you might not hit for 20 feet, 8 feet or 2 feet. Pretty sure it is good and deep here though. Time will tell. ;D

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« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2018, 03:00:08 PM »
Sewer has government approval, digging tomorrow, and cement guy coming Monday for forms and footing. 8)

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« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2018, 03:25:50 PM »
House Site. If I never mentioned it before, I have a 4.5 acre lot here.

Straight ahead just off the curve in the drive is the spot for the house. Outside basement entry out toward those thick dandelions to the left (west - facing Maine).



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Potatoes are just breaking ground, lettuce and Swiss chard are up. Spinach is slow. It's bone dry here, and I mean dry. Apple blossums to the far left in photo. ;)

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« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2018, 04:46:31 PM »
We have been on those hills to the West and to the River on the East too.  Actually we have almost circled your place.   ;D
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« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2018, 06:17:29 PM »
That little bush there, in the view from the north, that is a striped maple. I planted that because of the rather big leaves and the stripes in the bark. Some are a lime green, others turn red in the bark then after a few years they turn real dark green with the stripes as well. I think the last time or two I was up at Jeff's stomping grounds he and I both sorta kept an eye out for them when visiting the parks. I have mentioned before that the stems might make an interesting chair project. I have seen the Amish in northern Maine make rockers with bark left on them. They use ash though. This is by Smyrna. I think there is also a fella near Easton making rockers, not been there except to drive by when the ground was turning to soup this spring, so didn't stop in. The road he is on is the Bangor Road. It runs past the Easton School and is sort of a back road that also runs down to Mars Hill and comes out by the town garage, although by then it branches off onto another road or two coming from Easton. Anyway, a bit of a meandering tale to say that I intend to visit and see if I can find a rocker sometime this summer. ;)

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« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2018, 08:55:42 PM »
That is one fine site. 
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« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2018, 09:33:58 AM »
Nice!

In the first picture, the way the trees are makes me think there might have been a building there at one time.
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« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2018, 05:36:49 PM »
Yes, my great grandfather's house on dad's mother's side.

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« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2018, 05:48:09 PM »
Foundations all dug today. We did find some ledge. But we ripped it right outta there. ;D

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Couldn't be more prouder if they was my own boys. Here at 8:00 am and down the road at 6:00 pm ;D 8)

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