Halfapint Got Some Land

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Mr. E. Monkey

Congrats on the new spawn!   :awesome:
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SCBrian

Quote from: Halfapint on September 01, 2022, 08:15:47 PMHope everyone has been grand, let me know if you want more updates

Dude... First grats on the crotchling.
Second, we want all the updates you feel comfortable with as many of us are living vicariously through you!  :)
 
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tirls

Congratulations on the quarter pint! :smiley_fireworks:

Yes please on the updates.

Crosscut

Quote from: Halfapint on September 01, 2022, 08:15:47 PMHey all! Sorry love had been hectic. The ride and I welcomed our first born in March, I took the 12 weeks paid paterinity leave and was busier in those 12 weeks than I was/am while working.

Just came here to post and update

I've started reclaiming our land, it started in fall last year. I bought a second weed eater and just went to town. Had the metal blade on one the string line on the other and just started beating back nature.

During winter we got ready for baby, got things organized, bought a golf cart, 2002 EZGO so the wife has a better way to transport the crotchgoblin and get laundry up and down from the house to our trailer. We really didn't do much other than just get ourselves ready.

Last fall the mine that surrounds us cut down all the trees to the south we'll one day our neighbor came down and said let's walk to the bottom (it's quite a hike 800 feet but about 120' of elevation difference. We got down there and realized that, holy shit, this is the perfect garden area! So we bought a bulldozer in the spring and have. Been clearing land down there so this next spring we can have a massive garden.

The dozer is a 1960 Case 310D flt it for a song. She's a strong runner but needs some work. I pushed a 500' long road down to the bottom of the property and then started leveling and clearing land. I ripped up 4 builders about half the size of the half cart and have been working on getting things to a manageable level. I'm going to have to terrace the land and out in some huglekulture mounds come this fall.

I've got one last project I'm trying to get done which is a massive 40'x18' woodshed.I'm hoping after Labor Day I can finally get it started.

Hope everyone has been grand, let me know if you want more updates
Congrats, and welcome back! 

That is a massive woodshed, any chance you can get some of the lumber they cut?  And weren't you considering a wind generator but couldn't get it above the height of the trees?  A dozer and an empty woodshed sounds like a great start to that project too.

Halfapint

Quote from: Crosscut on September 05, 2022, 10:45:54 AMCongrats, and welcome back! 

That is a massive woodshed, any chance you can get some of the lumber they cut?  And weren't you considering a wind generator but couldn't get it above the height of the trees?  A dozer and an empty woodshed sounds like a great start to that project too.

Yes, wind generators are back on the menu! I've cleared a plot of land at the bottom of our property. That's going to be the garden area and where I'm going to try and put up some turbines and see how they produce.

I replaced the batteries in the golf cart because it just wasn't running well, we'll come to found out one of my 6volt batteries was out of whack so I've got some batteries that I can now mess with and try and build a system down at the bottom of our property wirh a charge controller, maybe a small inverter, and see how the turbines do. I'd it's feasible I may look into one or two of those large 5kw turbines and have them at each corner of the property. We in theory have enough wind to power them.

The original Half gettin sum land thread
https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=111413

Quote from: SpazzyTell ya what... If Zombies attack and the world ends I'll hook tandem toddlers to a plow if it means I'll be able to eat...

Halfapint

Thanks to everyone for the kind words and the congrats! He's been a blast so far! I didn't believe when people said it would actually be rewarding experience.

The original Half gettin sum land thread
https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=111413

Quote from: SpazzyTell ya what... If Zombies attack and the world ends I'll hook tandem toddlers to a plow if it means I'll be able to eat...

NapalmMan67

I missed the offspring announcement awhile ago...  So, congrats on the diaper demon.  That in itself is a never ending project that'll keep you busy for years to come.

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Brekar

Quote from: NapalmMan67 on October 05, 2022, 02:48:50 PMI missed the offspring announcement awhile ago...  So, congrats on the diaper demon.  That in itself is a never ending project that'll keep you busy for years to come.

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I apparently missed it as well. Congratulations. I've got 4 of them myself eating me out of house and home. Kids are the greatest and most frustrating thing you'll ever deal with in your life. You're in for a hell of a ride...


Halfapint

Again thanks everyone! I'm still trying to get used to this format. I'm going to try abs update it more often as I don't trust social media to document things anymore.

Just a quick update the happenings. I've cleared, leveled, and shoddily gotten ready an area for the garden. It's about 1/10th the size I'd like. Bur it's large enough for now. The biggest thing is to level it further out. I've dug about 6' into the hillside and have been able to level about a 50-70' area? It would have been more but the area od least resistance when bulldozing the path of least resistance lead me to the only natural depression on our property. So digging into the hillside and dumping the dirt to fill in is slow. After this it's take down about 2 dozen trees and push north!

Sadly I was not able to pour the footers for the woodshed I wanted. Bur I was able to use a lot of the corrugated roof sheets to cover the new wood pile before they got much wetter. I bought a new heavy duty tarp to cover the old wood sheds because one is 40+ years old and the other 25+ and they need to be rebuild because all the years of debris falling on them and zero maintenance. A colander would protect better.

So those were covered up and strapped to the ground and solid posts.

Other than that. All is well. The crotchgoblin after 7 months of being the perfect sleeper has become a terrorist and refuses to bend the knee (sleep). So for now it's a battle of attrition.

My updates aren't working so I really plan on trying to check back more often, and for those that messaged me I promise I'll get back to you! 

My auto correct hates me. Od is of and if. I just didn't have time to proof read in between chores and the kiddo I'll fix it all later
The original Half gettin sum land thread
https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=111413

Quote from: SpazzyTell ya what... If Zombies attack and the world ends I'll hook tandem toddlers to a plow if it means I'll be able to eat...

Halfapint

Just a quick update we survived the cold that had Ben embracing us. I was talking to the wife and saying I don't remember a time this early where we had been below freezing for 2+ weeks.

The culmination of that cold was something sub 10°F. Well te bottom of the RV has been down to allow the tanks that somehow formed a leak to drain into buckets and tossed into the foliage. One gray tank and the black tank have formed a leak. How? I have no idea. This brand RV boasts they can withstand sub 0 degree for indefinite amount if time. They boast their tanks have heat pads and all the small spaces have ducts that dump hot air from the furnace.

I've looked at them and decided that it's out of my capability. I could PROBABLY do it. But it would be most likely weeks without a crapper. And that just won't do(do). So we brought in a professional.

He doesn't do repairs only replacements with full warranty. He estimated 18-20 hours and cost of materials. We got the call today and we pulled the trigger. 4500$.

Honestly less than I expected. I figured the tanks were gonna be 1000 each turns out it's 500.

No idea if lead time. Bur honestly it'll just be nice to have a proper working home again.

I did ask if they could upgrade the insulation and he said they could easily get some R15 in there, which is better than the R1/2 currently.

In other property news

We are picking up 2 high tunnels tomorrow for the lower garden. They are 15' longx6.5'x6.5'the price is good enough that I couldn't build a 30' high tunnel for this price.

I went to start the bulldozer the other day and it just cranks. I could smell gas from the exhaust so I'm pretty sure it's spark or the carb. I'm leaning toward the coil. I'm gonna check it out tomorrow. I'm also going to rewire everything to the ignition switch. The previous owner was an aircraft mechanic and added more switches that aren't needed. I actually enjoy rewireing because I tend to just build everything off the ignition switch. When other switches have been added because if I'm turning the key, I want it to start. I don't want to push a button to turn on the fuel pump. It should be on when I turn the ignition... right?

The crotchgoblin just hit 9 1/2 months and is in full sleep regression. So this is fun. My insomnia and his waking up every 2-3 hours is definitely a thing.

That's all for now!
The original Half gettin sum land thread
https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=111413

Quote from: SpazzyTell ya what... If Zombies attack and the world ends I'll hook tandem toddlers to a plow if it means I'll be able to eat...

flybynight

Quote from: Halfapint on January 06, 2023, 04:03:46 AMJust a quick update we survived the cold that had Ben embracing us. I was talking to the wife and saying I don't remember a time this early where we had been below freezing for 2+ weeks.
The culmination of that cold was something sub 10°F. Well te bottom of the RV has been down to allow the tanks that somehow formed a leak to drain into buckets and tossed into the foliage. One gray tank and the black tank have formed a leak. How? I have no idea. This brand RV boasts they can withstand sub 0 degree for indefinite amount if time. They boast their tanks have heat pads and all the small spaces have ducts that dump hot air from the furnace.
I've looked at them and decided that it's out of my capability. I could PROBABLY do it. But it would be most likely weeks without a crapper. And that just won't do(do). So we brought in a professional.
He doesn't do repairs only replacements with full warranty. He estimated 18-20 hours and cost of materials. We got the call today and we pulled the trigger. 4500$.
Honestly less than I expected. I figured the tanks were gonna be 1000 each turns out it's 500.
No idea if lead time. Bur honestly it'll just be nice to have a proper working home again.
I did ask if they could upgrade the insulation and he said they could easily get some R15 in there, which is better than the R1/2 currently.
In other property news
We are picking up 2 high tunnels tomorrow for the lower garden. They are 15' longx6.5'x6.5'the price is good enough that I couldn't build a 30' high tunnel for this price.
I went to start the bulldozer the other day and it just cranks. I could smell gas from the exhaust so I'm pretty sure it's spark or the carb. I'm leaning toward the coil. I'm gonna check it out tomorrow. I'm also going to rewire everything to the ignition switch. The previous owner was an aircraft mechanic and added more switches that aren't needed. I actually enjoy rewireing because I tend to just build everything off the ignition switch. When other switches have been added because if I'm turning the key, I want it to start. I don't want to push a button to turn on the fuel pump. It should be on when I turn the ignition... right?
The crotchgoblin just hit 9 1/2 months and is in full sleep regression. So this is fun. My insomnia and his waking up every 2-3 hours is definitely a thing.
That's all for now!

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Halfapint

That's kind of what I built in 2020. And the PVC for the hoops cost more than these. And one is in new in box, the other is used but back in the box. We shall see how it works. Oh and the hoops are metal on this one
The original Half gettin sum land thread
https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=111413

Quote from: SpazzyTell ya what... If Zombies attack and the world ends I'll hook tandem toddlers to a plow if it means I'll be able to eat...

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