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Finally, Progress!

We have been very negligent about updating our blog. It may seem as if nothing was happening, and you may have wondered if we’d stopped working towards Green Oak Farm (GOF). We have most definitely not!

It has been a long, difficult process. We have gone from hope to despair to acceptance that our dream might not come to fruition. But we persisted.

We have been patiently saving our $$ and working with Larry Crane, our builder to enter the architectural drawings into a CAD program. The design has been tweaked and the project went out for bid. We negotiated over the contract pricing and have agreed on a contract terms and price. Crane arranged to have the house outline staked. 

Last week, we stepped across the starting line by signing a loan contract with Salin Bank. The appraisal process has begun. That is likely the last potential major stumbling-block in our path to build GOF.

This past Thursday, Andy walked the property with a team from EarthSource, our landscape architecture firm, to select trees along borders of our property which need to be saved. These include multiple beautiful Burr and Pin Oaks, Black Walnut, and Maple trees. As part of LEED, we will need to clear the property of invasive plant species. This tromp through the underbrush is the start of that process.

We will try to update this blog at least weekly during construction with words, photos, and the occasional video clip.

Thanks for sticking with us. 



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