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Category: Garden Projects | Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:45 am

Hello. I'll be writing my blog to help me keep track of my thoughts and plant usage throughout the course of developing the land my husband and I own in beautiful North Carolina. We bought this land 15 years ago, with the intention of retiring here. We own over 100 acres, much of it wooded mountainside. We have made several improvements to the land since aquiring it.

Our first project was to establish a base of operation. We built a large metal utility building to serve several purposes. First and foremost, at that time we needed a place to stay on weekend visits to the property. The building has a full bathroom, and was installed with adequate heating for year-round "camping." Over time, the building began to house a tractor, ATVs, other utility vehicles, lumber, fuel, tools, and other storage.

We built 2 dams across a small creek, intending to use the resulting ponds as a water supply for a house site nearby. My dad and I built the stone facade on both of the dams during one summer. Water spills over both dams and continues its course down to a larger creek that cuts through the pastures.

Future blogs will outline developments up to current times, and then I'd like to jot down my future plans.

dams in winter ( photo / image / picture from arleene's Garden )

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Frank wrote on Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:25 pm:

Congrats on your new blog Arlenee. I hope you will find it useful.

redflowerpot wrote on Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:10 pm:

If you built a dam, don't be suprised when the beavers show up to add to it.

arleene wrote on Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:03 pm:

Fortunately the beavers haven't come up this little creek, but they are trouble down in the big creek.

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