Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Sounds of Progress

I love construction. I am a fan of large, loud machinery. My husband, who knows me well, bought me a tractor charm for my James Avery bracelet. So I really love it when there is large, loud machinery at my house doing construction, as it is happening right now. It's the sound of progress!

We are doing some major work to our land, and that involves putting in a road. The road is part of what we're (I'm) calling Phase II to turn our land into a Texas hill-country version of Martha's Turkey Hill. My husband just rolls his eyes when I say that. (I never understood why she sold Turkey Hill. It seemed like the perfect place to me. Beautiful home, beautiful gardens, party barn, chickens...all the things I really want on my land.)

Anyway, the road is almost done. You can see part of it in the top part of the photo. For the first time, we can walk all of our 5 acres without stumbling over rocks, or ducking under trees. I have to say that even in it's very raw state, it's beautiful to me. There are hills and views of hills, beautiful boulders, and lots of large oak and elm trees that we would never have been able to see before we committed to the first part of Phase II..clearing about a million cedar trees. Anyone need cedar mulch? We could mulch Texas right now.

When we bought this land, we just felt like it was a good deal for the money. We had no idea that it would turn into something we love so much. God has truly blessed us with this land. I'll be posting progress pictures.


  1. I can't wait to see it this weekend!

  2. Kimberly, when I first clicked on your blog I thought your pictures looked like the Hill Country. I'm a Texas girl too but we've lived in Oklahoma for 20 years. My dad and mom both live down in your area.

    Your place is beautiful!


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