Today Alexor and I started cleaning up the site a bit. Before we got to work we took a leisurely walk down to the creek. It was the perfect weather to work. There was a slight drizzle all day, with a cool breeze, that allowed us to work harder without evidence. It was entirely too beautiful. The lighting was perfect, not too sunny, not too dark, and the birds were singing to us. We had a perfect “first day”.
This is my favorite spot along the creek. Right under that big rock in the middle is a nice little water hole about 4ft deep that I know will come in handy when summer finally reaches the valley. I can imagine just laying in the cool water after a hard days work in the hot sun.
After our walk, we got right to work. We tore down one of the cabin walls and carried all of the heavy beams to a pile. Some of the beams may be too weathered to use for construction but I am sure we will find some use for them.
We cleared out all of the wood and beams that were piled up in the foundation. Here is a before and after picture.
After that we started cleaning around the rock wall. We removed some wood beams and a big black plastic tarp. We were lucky it wasn’t too hot or there might have been snakes under the tarp! We ran into a big black snake that was just hanging out in the tree next to the front of the house yesterday. Today we were moving some of the tin in the metal pile and we ran into him and a baby black snake with a yellow ring around the back of his head.
We decided that we needed a dry place to store tools and salvaged wood. Alexor removed all the nails from the wood and I organized the pile on the porch.
Today we also worked on cleaning up the small room that used to be the old kitchen.
By the time we had finished cleaning out the kitchen it was 6pm and we were absolutely exhausted.
Pretty good for a days work 🙂