we moved! well, sort of
|September 29, 2013||Posted by Mama under homestead, off-grid living|
The spring after we moved our camper to this spot, we realized we had made a mistake. Somehow we had managed to park it in the wettest spot of all – where all the run off from melting snow comes pouring down the hill. When it rains, we are sitting in a giant mud hole. Ugh.
So when our porch flipped and the camper suddenly became a little more “free”, Papa and I started talking about whether it might be a good idea to consider a new spot on our property for the camper to stay. And after other more necessary projects were complete, this week we were finally able to start preparing for the move.
Tonight, Papa’s parents came over with their Jeep and helped us move the camper to its new location. We could have used our Durango, but it is currently stuck in two wheel drive until we get the new piece to connect the shifter to the mechanism underneath the car. Papa could have switched it manually to four wheel drive for the evening, but it was much easier having our parents come up, for which we are very grateful!
I took a few quick snapshots throughout the event, between keeping kids busy and out of the way, and helping Papa as needed, but you’ll get the idea with these photos here. The camper is now parked alongside the front of the foundation site, closer to the road, and much closer to the out house. Tomorrow we have friends coming over for dinner and Papa and his friend will put up the wind turbine, and possibly move the 100lb propane tank, completing our move across the field. Actually, we’ll also have to move the big water tank at some point, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. Anyway, enjoy the pictures, and we’ll share more as we can.
Sorry about the blurry pictures at the end, it was quite dark when we finished and I’m surprised I got as good of pictures as I did with the flash!