"So he called its name Rehoboth, saying, 'For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.' " Genesis 26:22b

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We hired a local drilling company to drill our water well and our HVAC wells. Overall, we were very happy with their work!

The drilling rig and pipe truck.

Drilling (The gray sludge is silt)

River of sludge (yuck!)

When he was done drilling the well he took the cap off causing the built up pressure to release creating a geyser.

The water pressure was amazing!


Telephone poles and a lovely sunset on the way home


~ Amy


Entrance Trimming

This morning, Daddy, Josh, and Daniel went up to The Ranch to trim the slopes on either side of the driveway entrance. They borrowed a friend’s string trimmer and cut approx. 35 feet on either side of the entrance.  They took down all the small brush and grass but left the small saplings that were about 15 feet apart. Those, Lord willing, will eventually grow to be full size trees.

Before trimming it looked like this:

(to the left)

(and to the right)

Daddy cutting (Yes, it was as hard as it looks!)

And afterwords it looked like this:

(to the left)

(and to the right)

~ Amy

Of Barbed Wire Fences

Hi! How is everyone today? I hope you are all enjoying getting a peek into what has been going on around here thru this blog!

The boys have been working on putting up a fence between ours and  the neighbor’s back pastures. They’re using field fencing, with a top strand of barbed wire, strung on T-posts and supported by H-bracing using Osage Orange posts, also known as Hedge wood. Osage Orange is an extremely dense wood that is naturally rot and pest resistant and should last for several decades.

The boys sprayed an orange streak every 12 feet to mark where the T-posts would need to go in.

Driving in the next T-post

Daniel wrapping the wire around a T-post (Note the orange spray paint beneath the pliers)

Josh with the next bundle of T-posts

Daddy driving a T-post

The finished line of T-posts

An H-brace (before the field fencing)

An H-brace after the field fencing

~ Amy

Views on Our Homestead

Cutting the fence for the driveway to go in

Digging the driveway

The driveway entrance

The house site

Breaking ground for the basement

An old two-room shack down the hill from the house

The front hillside (beside the driveway)

~ Amy