The snow has melted, though it did flurry a bit today, the horses decided to sleep in the sunshine this morning. They picked a spot behind the barn and took a nap while I worked on some projects. There is an old farm dump on the property that I started clearing out, I rented a dumpster and am quickly filling it up and work on a new rock retaining wall is about half way complete.
The builders showed up this weekend and helped to locate the new house site. They are a fun-loving family from Vermont that gets along very well. The father is the most talented carpenter but each son has his own talents as well. We had lunch and discussed all of the various things to consider when building from scratch. Luckily: the road into the site is good enough as is to allow for construction vehicles, the house has perfect southern alignment for maximum solar capacity, the spot is already cleared and just needs to be excavated, the tractor should make things easier during the build and they are going to allow me to help with the construction!