Robert and I love our lifestyle, the simplicity of nature is fantastic even if sometimes it presents a few setbacks. For every hang up we face, a solution follows and that’s because Robert is a smart man.
What I mean by that is he’s wired to fix problems and find solutions. He’s never negative and he’s always pushing forward to find the best possible outcome.
His brain is simply wired to solve problems and move forward which is one of the things I love most about him, he’s what I call a true leader.
Let’s take this bridge for instance, when we purchased this property the creek was empty and for most of the year it remains that way unless it rains.
I immediately imagined a bridge going over the creek because I knew it would look amazing.
So, last spring he came up with a plan to build a bridge and in an afternoon his plan gave us this floating path to what is now our bird park.
This park is where wild birds visit, chickens’ free range and eventually where we’ll raise quail. Without the bridge this piece of land would be useless when the creek is filled with water.
I love walking over this bridge because it’s sturdy and safe, sometimes I even sit on the edge and watch frogs jump in the water.
We skipped railings because I wanted the freedom to haul stuff over, basically I didn’t want railings getting in the way of progress.
The best part about this platform is you can build it in an afternoon. I was actually shocked when Robert got started because in less than 4 hours it was done and ready for me to stain.
He sketched his plans on the ground then transferred to scratch paper before purchasing wood. Every successful project begins with a plan and I worked by his side documenting the journey.
To duplicate this project get our step by step instruction in this easy to follow magazine article. This bridge can be made smaller or larger depending on the needs of you land.
Building a homestead bridge on our property was the perfect solution to cross the creek year-round. The creek is currently wet after heavy rains arrived during the week and we also received about 2 more feet of new top soil.
We’ve spent a lot of time digging out this soil to reuse in the low areas. We see it as just another perk.