The Back .45
Myra and I have dreamed for quite some time of having a little piece of earth to call our own, and as of today, we can call ourselves land owners. Money changed hands as we were given the paperwork showing us to be the new owners of a lot Louden Loop... a full .45 acres worth.
Myra and I can not say that we were working the back 40 today, but working the whole .45 kept us quite content. After all, we live in the bush, and though we don't have a small farm worth of land, we have a trail that you will be able to see from our kitchen window that will lead to a back 4000 worth of wilderness to play in.
The pictures can help you get and idea of what our lot looks like. There is a good stand of birch, a little crest to build on that works back to tundra-esque landscape in the far back. You can also see the tools Myra and I had fun with while the kids were either at softball or vacation bible school. Yeah, not as dramatic as a pair of Stihl chainsaws, but once in a while the little boy in me would kick out with a brrrrrrnggggg...nnnnnnnnn and I would let the saw vibrate as it "idled" after felling yet another tree.
So... the bonus of a pair of loppers and an old bow saw: 1) good gas milage 2) no-one will be calling us nubby any time soon 3) peace and quiet 4) you still get to knock really big things down.
Tomorrow we will take the kids to help clear some of the brush (all of the wild roses of Alaska seem to have originated from our lot), and Kemper to pee on every tree he can see on our property (he'll need to drink a lot of water tomorrow morning in preparation).