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far from Cumberland, Maryland
A deer path crosses the logging road in Billy Goat Hollow and snakes it's way up the timbered slope to a beautiful oak forested hill with he scatterings of reindeer moss, wild orchids and huckleberry patches. A small stream meanders just beneath the shale cliff and slips quietly towards the Potomac River. A shaded hillside facing the great mountain. Only an occasional train whistle can be heard from the railroad further down the valley. This special place is where I roamed as a child. Five hundred yards directly east, and through the pines, my parents still live.
This small hollow is where Kathy and I will eventually retire. I'll maintain my watercolor studio in the loft, overlooking this cool mountain stream under the canopy of hardwoods.
So let's begin.
Our driveway construction and excavating broke ground in the spring of 2007.
Kathy and I didn't want a straight boring driveway, so we followed the contour of the hollow in a wide "S" shape that culminates at the building site.
Effort was taken to cut as few trees as possible to maintain the integrity of the oak forest.
; The Beginning
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