Here's a brief update...
After many months of waiting we finally closed on the purchase of the land and were able to get started. Mostly what we have at the moment is a big pile of dirt and gravel, all nicely arranged of course. Our local earth mover guy Dan Long is doing the work. This was what it looked this past Thursday:
Then on Friday, Dan and his helper started building up the foundation and digging the footer (this will support a floating slab):
The driveway was also put in (don't laugh, this is all very exciting to us) :
Meanwhile, over the past several weeks, we revised the plan many times. Here's what we ended up with:
We also expanded the garage part of the building so that we would have room for the washer / dryer, furnace, kilns, workbench and other items, including the new tractor hubby got. The tractor will be needed for maintaining the grounds, clearing brush, moving firewood, clearing snow, etc. Here i am trying it out.
That's about it so far. I'll post again as the actual building starts to go up. Stay tuned!