Daily Photos 2013 to 2016 - janetmcqueen
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We started at the north end of the lot (opposite end from the lakeshore) and worked south. This was the first mouldy old piece of junk to be dragged off the property.

I'll give you a little history of the place - It has had the same owner since the beach was sold by the farmer who originally owned it and the new owner then sub-divided the property into lots and made it available to the public, 35 years ago.

The family who bought it (actually all the lots can only be leased, but we still have to pay the previous owner for his 'improvements') spent 10 happy years there, or so the story goes, and then kids grew up, family dynamics changed and they slowly stopped spending their summers there.

So, for the past 20 years, no one stayed there, other than to cut the grass twice a summer. The result of so many years of neglect is so sad to see. This beautiful place became a tangled mess of overgrown shrubs and stumps and all the buildings and vehicles left behind simply deteriorated into the earth.

So .... we began the cleanup as soon as we could, in early May, by spending 2 days watching this wonderful machine burn a giant hole in our wallets.

I took lots of pictures, as you can imagine..... :)

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