Wade also started preparing the ground for our house water tank. There is no mains water out here so we will be relying on rainwater. Our shed tank is 25000 litres but we are planning on putting in a 130000 litre tank for the house. The sand pad for that is about 11 metres square! He is cutting into the hillside a bit and levelling the ground and later this week he will be back with some clean sand and a compacter.
On a final note, I have to tell you that we feel so blessed to share our land with many of these beautiful butterflies. They are Monarch butterflies and in summer there are lots of them, dancing around like fairies. Darn tricky to photograph though!