Lots of activity today around here! Our good neighbor Mike sold a Right-of-Way to a Natural Gas Transmission Company for a transmission pipeline, and they had to create a crossing under our Creek and our Stream. First they had to build a temporary wooden bridge over both the creek and the stream for their heavy equipment to cross over. Next they had to put in a 36″ plastic reinforced culvert to divert the creek water flow from a newly built temporary dike, going under the temporary wooden bridge. Two 6″ portable water pumps mounted on trailers were set in place to pump the creek water, from the dike thru the culvert in an effort to keep the ground as dry as possible while they dug the deep trench to bury the iron gas pipe. They also had to place a 3″ pump to transfer the water from the stream just above the temporary dike in the stream. They dug the trench and buried the pipe. Lots of photos depicting the huge effort to complete this phase today. Hope you enjoy!
April 20, 2012
Posted by Bill
Began digging behind the cabin, across the stream that flows into the creek, in preparation of installing three sets of 4” PVC pipes to provide secure access for Free Gas, Electricity, and Water to our workshop on the hillside.
Big Stone dug out from stream bed.
Put it in the creek below the crossing to prevent erosion.
Farmer Bill aka “Tractor Man
Tomorrow I will dig deeper to get below the stream bottom to set the three 4″ PVC PIPES in place.
By Bill…. Yes we know it April 1st, but rest assured, this blog entry is no joke! This is our first attempt to blog about our new adventure and the beginning our Creekside Cabin Farm here in the Wild and Wonderful hills of West Virginia. Newly retired and full of life, we decided to relocate from Las Vegas, Nevada, and begin our retirement farm. We arrived here in Center Point on January 19, 2012 without raising a ruckus! The crisp fresh air coupled with the sounds of the babbling creek in front of the cabin and joined by the stream running into it from the hills in the back, reassured us both that we had indeed made the right choice! We will come from behind to bring you up to date with most of the important happenings since our arrival. This should prove to be a great challenge for me as I have just now decided to become a serious blogger. Yes, it is true, I am a WANNABE Farmer and with God’s blessing and the help of our new neighbors and friends, I just might be able to live up to the title! So much to blog about and too little time. Paula and I hope you find our ramblings humorous, interesting, and informative as we grow into the wonderful realm of farming. More later…. NO… REALLY…. I promise……