Thursday, March 21, 2013
Being away from NC made things difficult for many reasons. We are located in the countryside and we needed someone to look after our property. We also needed a place to stay because there are no hotels in Traphill, so one has to drive to the nearest town for services and although not a great distance, it takes a lot of time out of your workday. So these were our number one and two goals for the near future.
Since we needed a residence immediately we cleared an area on top of the hill for an unfurnished mobile home. Even with a ready-made residence one still has to clear the area, install a septic system, drill a well for water, bring all the other utilities up to the mountaintop. Since it is a great distance it was very costly to establish these when you have to pay by the linear foot — remember it is a 50 acre property! We got everything done in about 6 months.
- We have a residence (fully operational although not furnished)
- We have a caretaker looking after our property while we are in FL
- We have a worker to assist us in setting up the vineyards.