Well I was sitting at home one day and I heard my driveway alarm suddenly go off.
I get up and take a look of course. And I see a white truck driving past the house and into the back of the property.
This is a concern of course. Who is just making themselves at home at my house?
I walk down and it turns out that it’s a gentleman from the Magellan Pipeline Co. I had a good sense that there was a pipeline running through the property already. It was outlined on the deed and I had seen some markers.
“Looks like you almost built that on my pipeline,” the man says.
“Well luckily I missed it,” I reply.
He continues to make himself at home and start pinning the pipeline out. I ask him what he’s doing because it’s obvious I missed his pipeline by a good amount.
“Well you aren’t going to be happy with me in a second,” as he pulls his measuring wheel out and starts measuring from the line he just marked. “Well it seems you are 17 feet away from the pipeline.”
“Okay, glad to know that . . . I think.” I say as I scratch my head.
“Well we have a 25 foot easement on either side of the pipeline. You can put a fence over it, but no buildings or structures.”
I have no idea how I’m going to move this thing 8 feet. 8 FEET THAT’S IT.
Well in the meantime, there is no way that the chickens will make it inside for another month while we finish and now move the chicken coop. So below are several pictures of a temporary shelter I found on Craigslist for about $150. It’s a good size and pretty well built. 64 Square Feet of space will easily give me another month, as long as the weather stays somewhat warm.