At this stage we have finalized the paperwork; the two towns involved have futzed and convened and discussed, and agreed that this will happen. two weeks ago we went to The Signing, amid small speeches and entirely too many photos (and no you so do not need to see those) and papers signed in what seemed to be an endless number. Not unlike closing on a house, but with a LOT more people involved.
So. It's done. We learn to live with the rules we insisted on, and its just a damn nice thing to have done with. And ironically, the people who border us seem to be intent on clear cutting with great resolve. It angers me, but its also nice to know we wont be part of THAT process. Look on the bright side, as one neighbor said, maybe in a few years the undergrowth will come back and we'll have rabbits again. And our view of the
ridge across the way will be clearer.
this was back in September, for anyone who wants to see where we were then.