Doing Well

As the title of this post suggests, we are doing well. Things are coming along and despite some sadness recently, we are progressing on the house. Our plans are in the corrections phase and we are anticipating getting to start truly building in September.

But the title of this post also has a double meaning, because we are also doing THE well! That’s right, we have our well permit and the drilling company will be here next week! Today, we rented an excavator and Pops is digging out the hillside where the well is going to go.

We had to rent such a big machine because it was the only one left in town! It’s the busy time of year. But the bigger machine means he can do the job faster. And by cutting the well pad faster, he has more time to do some other work we need done. So it’s win-win.

These are exciting times, people!

Oh, and what am I doing today while Pops is digging? I’m on fire duty.


It hasn’t rained here on the homestead since the week we moved here at the end of May. Things are very dry, and the littlest spark can set off a wild fire. So I’ve got a water sprayer handy, as well as a fire extinguisher, and any time he’s digging into the hillside close to the brush, I’m ready.

Kindof a  boring job, but someone’s gotta do it!

Have a great day, folks!


“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. I have many interests in life. Right now, my husband and I and our two girls (ages 14 and 7), along with a couple of dogs currently live in a 33ft trailer while we build our house on our homestead property in Northern Nevada (Castle Rock Homestead). Follow us on that journey to building our high desert homestead from the ground up! I also have a passion for hiking and have a blog for that, too. (Journey in the Wilderness) Join me there as I explore the beautiful outdoor landscapes of Northwestern Nevada and Eastern California. And finally, I love historical costuming. Though I haven't been able to do much of that in recent years, I'm hoping that "once the house is built" I'll be able to get back into it more. See what all we've done with that on my Yesteryear Productions blog.

2 thoughts on “Doing Well

  1. Vickie

    Our plans had quite a few corrections from the building department. Go figure! We expected only a few changes (we were told there are always at least a few), but not the long lists we received! Oh well. We decided to delete the basement, so the plans had to go back to the architect anyway. Good luck drilling your well! It’s funny – around here some people hit water at 50 feet and others have to go at least 400 feet! So, you never know…

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