~ View from the Backwoods ~
You guys gotta know I wouldn't give it all away at once.
Where's the fun in that... ;-)
I can actually see all 4 of my buildings in this pic :P
Workshop, House, Storage Shed, and the infamous Still Shack.
A little history & links below, if you're interested.
~ Back in 2015 ~
I got my Woodlot in March of that year. There was no access by car at the time, so I would park on the neighboring lot and walk through the trees to get there. With my trusty brush axe in hand, I walked around exploring, enjoying the peaceful silence.
Some days felt like I was on a scavenger hunt as I found evidence of previous logging... like items left behind and huge stumps left to age. My guess, is that this piece of land was left untouched for about 60 years. The trees had grown tall and lanky as they searched for the sun, and most of the underbrush was dead from lack of sunlight. It was really dense and difficult to walk through at first. I got really good workouts as I carved my first trails. Very therapeutic ;-)
As I walked around, tearing shit up, I made plans in my head... brainstorming about all the awesome projects I could work on out here. It was all mine, and I couldn't be happier.
I knew I wanted to build myself a workshop, and somehow, get my ass permanently living over here. The tools I had at the time were limited to basic gardening and pruning, a few power tools I got years back (for the workshop I've always wanted), and the skills leaned from the sum of a few outdoor experiences I'd had growing up. Which were not that many, but they seem to be the ones I remember the most.
I have to take pride in this, I am all by myself (at the time) with limited resources, and all I was itching for, was to do this on my own. I built up my tool arsenal, and skill set as I went along and worked my way through every step. I'm very proud of what I've done so far, and loving the fact that I have no one to answer to but myself ;D
Take a peak at the links below from previous posts.
So far, mostly about the Still Shed... ;-)
Aug 21, 2015 ~ Quick Trip to My Woodlot
Sep 17, 2015 ~ My "Still" Shack... Wait? What??
Oct 8, 2015 ~ Relocating ~ ASAP!
Nov 25, 2015 ~ No Escaping it ;)
Just getting started :D