And so the ground-breaking began. Here is the site before any clearing:
I was able to use a bulldozer from a neighbor to knock down the trees:
Here is the same picture as the one above after the tree felling:
And here is the land mostly cleared, with unsaved branches in a burn pile:
Finally, this is the firewood we were able to put up from the felled trees:
Lord willing, we'll post updates as things progress. We are grateful to God for allowing us to begin this project.