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The Farm is Done!
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Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-18-2002 at 09:54:59       [Reply]  [No Email]

Well now that I got the last building done I figured I would take a picture of the works. You can see the smaller barn on the right of the picture. The drought is taking its toll on the green grass and the Lake level. In another month this will be all brown outside of the lake pasture and in front of the house. I am hoping the fire season this year won't turn it all black again like last year! Mark H.

Dennis    Posted 06-18-2002 at 20:39:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Mark,
You have certainly built a monument to hard work, determination and yourself.
Thank you for sharing it with us. Makes us feel like part of your family.
I have a question: How do you put post holes in for fences since you live in the Mts?



Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-18-2002 at 21:12:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought everybody did it the same. I use a shovel to cut the sod, then a hand post hole digger to dig it as far as I can. Shovel and rock bar for the hard holes and cut the post and cement if you can't get it deep enought. There was 185 holes for that white fence out front. Did it in two weekends. Hand were sore and the ground was not so bad it that area. The holes are 3 ft deep. Mark H.

Hal/WA    Posted 06-18-2002 at 11:44:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, as industrious as you are, I doubt that you ever will run out of ideas to build! A place is truly never really done. Yours is sure looking good though.

We got some good moisture over night and there are puddles all over. This morning the sky is very black and I have heard some thunder. With any luck we will get some more rain. A lot of guys have hay down right now, so I suppose they are less pleased, but it really was getting pretty dry for mid-June.

It looks like you have a lot of fire killed trees that you can turn into firewood in the background. I suppose they are all bullpines, but I have found that they burn OK, just are a little hard to split because of the knots.

Good luck with your beautiful place. Hope you get some rain too.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-18-2002 at 12:40:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those trees in the far back ground are 90% killed and are not on my property. They are going to be removed by a logging company. You are right by never being done with a place but all the big buildings are done and I only have a shed for the fire pump and the trash cans to build. Nothing big any more I hope. Mark H.

GusandEdie    Posted 06-18-2002 at 11:33:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now Mark you no dern well that farm aint never going to be done. I have been trying to get "done " for years and can't even get close. :)

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-18-2002 at 12:43:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Unless I win the Lotery there is going to be a big gap between the last Barn and any other buildings. Got to pay off that one and it looks like it will take a few years (5) to do it. Lots of little things to do like painting, fixing fences, weeding and keeping the driveway fixed. Mark H.

bob ny    Posted 06-18-2002 at 11:07:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
congrats and good luck it looks like you grow rock ledges like we do you pull two out next spring three take thier place real nice place mark bob w

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-18-2002 at 11:22:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is a bluff that is not in the picture that is solid lose rock like a gravel pit except it is a lava type black rock about 10,000 dump truck loads. Some day it might be worth something but is a little to sharp for road surface. Every time you dig you bring up more to the surface then you have to go around and pick them up to be able to mow. Mark H.

Scott Hansen    Posted 06-18-2002 at 10:15:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
VERY nice looking place! Where are you?

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-18-2002 at 10:19:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am located 50+ miles from Canada in Eastern Washington around the 2,800 ft level just outside of Okanogan. Kind of a Dry Sage Brush grassy type of area. Mark H.

Scott Hansen    Posted 06-18-2002 at 10:43:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, you enjoy that place. It looks GREAT!

Ron pack    Posted 06-18-2002 at 10:12:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I could use a couple of buildings like that!

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-18-2002 at 10:17:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
It has taken me 6 years to get it this way. I hope a fire dose not take it away in a couple of hours time. I feel for the people in Colorado with the fire the Forest Worker started!! I went throught that last year and I sure can still feel there pain. Mark H.

cornfused    Posted 06-18-2002 at 10:05:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks great Mark! Shows a lot of hard work and dedication, now sit back and enjoy some of it!

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-18-2002 at 10:13:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I will after our fire season is over!! Thunderstorms and Lightning today. Since I took the picture today the skys have blacken real good out and the wind is picking up. This is the time of the year I hate it just works on your nerves alot! Mark H.

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