An online journal documenting the planning and building process of our modern home from start to finish. It is intended to share our experiences throughout this project with all those interested in modern design.

lots of brush to clear


Went to Merrillan for the Labor Day Lions Club festival. While we were there we spent 4 days clearing brush and trimming trees from around the property. Anne's Dad and brother helped us remove what was probably 10-12 overly full truckloads of trimmings. While it was lots of fun (and hard work), we managed to get stung by a few ground bees which were well embedded in the tall grass . We really got everything cleared out and now you can see the old mill building clearly whereas before you might not even know it was there. Right at the base of the big tree near the water, there is a really cool rock with moss growing on it. It would be really neat to be able to expose the rock some more (after construction) for decorative purposes. You can see the entire set of pictures here.

We also tried to shore up the roof which has started to sag in partly due to the foundation starting to collapse partially due to a vertical crack. If this winter brings a heavy enough snow, the South side of the building might just collapse.

1 comment:

Tina Burlingame said...

Hi there,

I grew up in Merrillan and went to school with Anne. I used to sit on the concrete behind the mill, overlooking the dam and write. I just want to say that I think it's wonderful and beautiful that you are fulfilling not only a dream, but also creating a new life for that piece of property.

Best wishes & much success!
Tina Burlingame