First, we went through and marked all the trees that would come down.
Bright orange spot = bye bye tree.
There were mostly small trees and bushes that we had to rip out, but plenty of large ones as well. At first, I felt sorta bad about cutting down all the beautiful trees. But, it's not like we are cutting all of them down. We will still be surrounded by woods after the home is built.
Our friend Andy stopped by to help. He's also building a home in the area with his wife. It was nice to have some help and talk housebuilding too. They are a few steps ahead of us in the process.
Obviously, Scout was helping.
We left the stumps so they can just be ripped right out later when the lane is put in. Scout is sticking his tongue out in this photo because he just chased a deer and was not even close to being as fast as that Bambi for one second.
This is what it looked like after the first few days. This actually is major progress. Although it still looks pretty much like a jungle from this photo.