Our friend, Roy, sent me a text yesterday to tell us that Google Earth has updated the map of our area, so naturally I had to go and have a look.
I'm thrilled, and horrified at the same moment.
Thrilled to see that we're finally on the map, and it's not just a piece of land anymore, but horrified at the chaos we're created.
Admittedly, it will all settle down and the "scar" won't be visible (in a year or so), but if anyone ever wanted to see what their "footprint" can do to the earth's surface, I think this is a perfect example.
For comparison I am showing the image from 2008 that is on my web page together with the latest image from September 2009. Google Earth literally took the 2009 satellite image the day my husband and son competed the Resin Roof Tile installation.
"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003