Sunday, August 06, 2000

Staking out

Carroll and I spent the entire afternoon at the property. With the new weedwacker I made a trail through the tall wild parsnips to our preferred house site. We staked out the periphery of where our house would be located, and set up a screened tent fly to provide some reprieve from the horse flies and deer flies which are voracious around here. At this point we started building our house. This is or will be covered in another blog.

The woods were very difficult to pass through if you did not stick to the paths. This is largely due to the damage caused by the 1998 Ice storm that beset this entire area. Consequently many tree tops were broken and branches were hanging down low make passage very difficult.

Monday, July 31, 2000

Closing Day

Today we took ownership of the property after meeting with the lawyers and settling the accounts.

Wednesday, July 19, 2000

Manitoba Maple

From the aerial photos found an area of trees that had pronounced light green foliage. This turned out to be a patch of very concentrated Manitoba Maple Trees [Acer negundo L.], also called Box Elder. After inspection from the ground found remains of buildings like cement floors and pieces of hardware lying around. etc. which explains the existence of the manitoba maples. They tend to take root next to buildings.

Fly over

Took the afternoon off from work and with a friend who has a pilots licence rented a small plane, flew over the property for some aerial views and photos.

Saturday, July 15, 2000

Signed the Papers

Carroll and I signed the papers for the transfer of the property today.

Saturday, July 01, 2000

Wild Parsnip

Visited the property out near Kars today and came across areas of high concentrations of wild Parsnip [Pastinaca sativa]. I remember this weed well as a youth when we called it poison parsnip since it would cause a skin rash if the sap touched your skin.

Thursday, May 25, 2000

Found land for sale

Found an interesting piece of land for sale located south of Roger Stevens Rd. near Kars. The description states that there is 11 acres of conservation land and about 10 cleared all told.