Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mushrooms and Well Drilling

This weekend up north was more about playing then working but I did manage to start drilling a well.  I took my friend, Chris, up with me and we met another friend, Matt, who arrive before Chris and I.  I gave Matt the keys and he unlocked the place, powered it up and had a fire going in the pit when we arrived Wednesday night.  Thursday morning we went mushroom hunting.  After lunch we went back out and found more.  I think we picked around 300 by the end of the day.
 This was the first harvest of the day.

Matt left Thursday night.  On Friday Chris and I rode the ORV trails in Montmorency and in between the riding I started drilling a well for a hand pump. 
Chris grilling some burgers after an afternoon of riding the ORV trails.
Started drilling for a hand pump.  This about 6 feet deep.  I'm going to move to a lower elevation next weekend.  I started drilling this last weekend for the fun of it.
This is some of the dirt I pulled up.  The auger is about 10 feet.  After I drill down the 1st 10 feet I'll start driving with a screen and well point.  I'm hoping to hit water within 25 feet.  If it's any deeper I may not be able to use a hand pump.  Drilling a shallow well is the project I'm going to try to get done on Memorial weekend.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2000 Starcraft Popup

Since we purchased our property in 2009 we have not used our popup camper, so I put it on craigslist today.  It's a bit sad because my wife and I remodeled it in the spring of 09 and then took the boys to Yellowstone that summer.    Our dream was to camp all over Michigan with the family but now that we have land up north we don't think we will get much use out of it anymore.  We love camping but being on our own piece of paradise is much better.  Anyway, here's a link to the listing;