Digging Deeper

YAY, YAY, YAY!

For those of you following along, you know we’ve been having issues finding a spot to put our leach field. And in the county we are building in, no leach field = no building permit.

We’ve rented large pieces of equipment, dug numerous holes, and spent several thousand dollars trying to figure this out. With no luck.

Until today!

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We dug another test hole for our leach field today. (And by “we” I mean we paid for it and set it up, but my mom was our representative since we are sitting in Oregon right now.) This time in the fill dirt of our house pad. We didn’t even know that was a possibility till the engineer told us.

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Look at that beautiful, easy to dig in dirt!

The backhoe got down to 13 feet no problem and the engineer thinks there will not be an issue putting the leach field in that location.

Praise God!

Now, there are still some issues to work out making sure that we can put the length of field in in the area we have available.

But for now, I’m praising God that we have even gotten this far.

‘Cause it’s one step further than we’ve ever gotten before.

Maridy

“I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121

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About Maridy

Hi, I'm Maridy. Me and my husband and two girls (age 11 and 4), along with a tiny dog and a huge dog currently live in a 33ft trailer while we build our house on on our homestead property in Northern Nevada (Castle Rock Homestead). My father-in-law also lives with us on the property in his own trailer, and we have chickens and rabbits as our first homestead animals. Join us on our journey to building our high desert homestead from the ground up!

2 thoughts on “Digging Deeper

  1. Vickie

    Yes yes! Thank God! I am certain things are going to go much more smoothly for you guys from now on. After all, it couldn’t have been much worse, considering you wouldn’t have been able to build at all without a good perk test! Congrats. BTW – can I borrow your engineer? Ours doesn’t seem to be as competent as yours!

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