So yesterday was a long day at the farm – we had a HUGE load of large rock delivered for the purpose of building the stone retaining wall behind the barn and outdoor kitchen.  I have to admit it – is a bit depressing to have things starting to look “cleaned up” and “somewhat finished” –  only to have a massive pile of boulders dropped off that clutters it all up again, and reminds you you’re not even close to being done!  So last night, after a long day  – I took some time to reflect on a year and a half worth of photos from the top of the hill to see the progress of the last year and a half.  Sometimes, you have to take a moment to look back to see how far you have come – to give you motivation to get to the future!  So here is the development of the farm so far in pictures taken from the top of the hill:

September 2010. Top of the hill overgrown with brush and trees...seems sooooo long ago!
OCTOBER 2010 - Land finally cleared
June 22, 2011 Garden, Fence and Pergola are set up!
September 9, 2011 - Chicken coop added now and the barn appears - without a roof of course!

 

October 19, 2011 - Rafters in place - the metal roof starting to go up!
March 2012 - barn is closed in - and the chicken coop is now painted to match
April 17th, 2012 Driveway base in - barn pergola and patio started.
And after all that progress...now it's time to get back to the 18 tons of stone and rock that needs to be put into a wall 🙂
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