The First Step For Our New Rural Home

The title for this post is not entirely accurate.  Before we even got to this point we eliminated many existing homes and locations,  selected the piece of property, selected a builder, decided on a floor plan, created our plot plan so that we preserve the view, have our gardens and trees, and access to the shop and RV pad, and redesigned the master suite and kitchen.  Now things are happening.  Our purchase of the property was partially contingent on our acceptance of a percolation test for a septic system so we have already had that done and accepted a plan for a system.  This step is the process of getting a well drilled and then getting the water accepted by the county as being potable.  So obviously we start with the well.

Drilling The Well
Drilling The Well

The crew has drilled down around 90 of the projected 160 feet. As you can see in the photo above they have found water already.  We will continue on to get better water and a more stable flow rate.

Welding The Well Casing
Welding The Well Casing

This is obviously hard and dirty work. I am glad that I don’t have to do it.

Tag on Well Head
Tag on Well Head

Good water at 165 feet! The well has its official tag and the water sample is being checked. Soon we will be able to get the permits and start to really “get-r-done”!

Looking Forward To A New Home Base,

Your Random Rovers,

Elaine and Gordon

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Troll Haven

Bandy’s Troll Haven is a very interesting local treasure. We took the short side trip and were able to take these pictures from the public highways. There were trolls every where.  I did not even try to take pictures of them all.  They are all on exquisitely beautifully private grounds that include houses, a castle, and other buildings. It was a fun short break on a cloudy day. You can find a lot of information about the site on the web. On the way back we finally stopped to check out the fuel stop/deli/grocery store at the 7 Cedars Casino which we have passed by many times. To our surprise we found the place very much to our liking so I am sure that we will stop for a soup and sandwich meal soon!

The Gatekeeper
The Gatekeeper
Trolls Holding Up The Barn
Trolls Holding Up The Barn
A Modern Troll
A Modern Troll
A Big Mean Troll
A Big Mean Troll

Busy keeping the shiny side up,
Your Random Rovers,
Elaine and Gordon