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My homestead in West Virginia
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13 Jul ’12 - 6:57 pm
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Quote from Kvr28 on July 13, 2012, 10:05

what's your first project going to be?

Well, my first project is already half complete (I will upload the pics as soon as I get a good enough signal on our internet) which has been to clear out the jungle around the perimeter of the house, the path to the "shower" and the toilet and the rainwater tank. I sort of got interrupted when our hand pump for the sink went down during maintenance, and had to spend a day in town getting a sump pump so we could have running water again.

Additionally, we have a family of WWOOFers (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - http://www.wwoof.org/) coming in August, so on the rainy days I have been spending time cleaning and organizing the house to get it ready for their stay here.

We had another water pump malfunction down the hill at my sister's place, and I have been tinkering with that pump as well in my spare time trying to figure out how to get that up and running so they don't have to haul water from the creek for our garden. Good news is it has been pretty rainy these last few days since it broke so there hasn't been much need for it... so far.

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The temporary shelter (It's known as a Yome) my sister and her family are staying in while they build their small earth sheltered home.

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A view of our round pen, and Comanche, one of our four horses. The other three can barely be seen in the back, in one of our pastures.

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This a pic of an old barn we are working on restoring, it's a big project that has been on hold for quite some time, mostly due to lack of funds and skilled labor.

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This is our hay barn, in one of our two hay meadows.

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Also, an image of the hunting stand inside the barn.

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The tree stand on the border of our second hay meadow.

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The view from that stand. My sister is at about 15 yards out, the bush is around forty yards, and the treeline in the back is one hundred and ten yards. Perfect :)

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WOW! What a awesome opportunity, the property is beautiful. Made me a little home sick the deer stand pics.

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WOW! What a awesome opportunity, the property is beautiful. Made me a little home sick the deer stand pics.

Thanks! I'm pretty stoked about it. Where's home for you anyway?

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