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late night epiphany....

 
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Uh Oh, I just had a late night epiphany. Hubby is getting a back hoe for a week + to clean up some property we just bought. I feel an above ground bermed root cellar coming on...... . I'm sure he doesn't feel it too but we'll work on that.
 
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OH NO! if I has a back hoe for an entire week?
OH OH OH OH! Jeanine don't tease me like that!

one question ...does it have lights so I could work around the clock?


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One of these was for sale near me, I could do a lot of root cellars
 
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Ok, I am confused, why above ground? Here in the high plains we have our root cellars under ground, some of them have berms on top to keep them from freezing in the winter. Is it because of the water table so close to the ground?
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Here in South Carolina midlands people don't generally even have basements because of the water table. Supposedly you have to go 60 feet to hit water here but my husband has hit water closer to the surface than that. So it just kills me that our soil is bone dry three feet down - but that is another subject.

Yes - hubby will be in hog heaven and I will be hiding with my head under the covers. The crashing of trees, soil heaving and heavy machinery growling - makes me a nervous wreck.

I have successfully deterred him on this property so far but with the additional new plot I new that it was best for our relationship if I just caved in and went along with the man toy.

So I am a big fan of making lemonade when you are handed lemons..... I was thinking "how could I make this a 'happy time' for me too?" First I need the perimeter cleared so that I can fence for goats - then I remembered that I have no way to store root crops here that doesn't involve electricity -- he wants to dig up more stuff -- and then it came to me

Now I am researching above ground plans. I need to come up with a simple plan soon and it can't involve money because I am already tapped out on this project. hell, the sticker shock of the back hoe alone about gave me a heart attack.
 
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Keep us informed on how yor extra low budget cellar comes along, I am really thinking I need to build a root cellar.
 
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