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New Septic Test Holes

Wow time flies when you're busy... it seems that from Sept to now has just been one big blur.  Lots of things going on, unfortunately not all of them homestead related ;o(

One of the big items finally getting completed is the new septic and leach bed.  Our house was built where an old farm once stood and when the owner put in the new house, he put in a new concrete septic tank but didn't redo the leach bed.  This worked fine for one couple, but with 2 families living here, the leach bed started coming up... yuck!

I'll save you with the embarrassing pictures of the leach bed coming up in the front and instead show our dug up back yard.  What some would call a huge mess, we call a blank canvas.

Once the new bed is covered and landscaped, we're going to design a walk through herb garden, fire pit and wood/hand tool storage shed as a shoot off of our cobble stone deck we'll be building next year.  Here is what our immediate back yard looks like today.

Since we're already in the fall, no grass will grow this year, but we'll have it leveled and landscaped and ready for the spring.  For those of you lucky folks that are not familiar with a leach bed, the pics above show the 6 lines of 50ft PVC giving us a total of 300ft.  That is more than what we need for 2 families and will be good for many decades.  I didn't take a shot of the concrete tank, but it's at the far end of the first pick next to the pile of dirt.

We finished connecting the house to the new septic and now just awaiting for the inspector to come give his blessing so we can cover it up and start the landscaping.

It's been a busy month, now I need to get my butt in gear and post things up ;o)

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