Mar 012024

We had a lot of rain this week, which left the raw dirt in our backyard and pasture from digging up and replacing the septic drain lines saturated, turning it into a giant mud bog. According to the weatherman we are going to have even more rain today.

We really need a few dry days because we have to put down gravel on our south perimeter road. At one time it did have gravel on it, but most of it has been worn away or pushed down into thedirt. The propane truck needs to be able to get down that road to fill our new tank, because when the tank was delivered it only had something like 5% in it. But until we get more gravel on it there’s too much of a chance of the delivery truck getting stuck.

Danny Kelley is supposed to be bringing over another truckload of gravel, and I don’t know how far into the road he can back without running into issues. He will do as much as he can, and then I’ll have to do the rest with my tractor and bucket. Wish me luck.

When Travis and I were loading the cargo trailer to take all of the debris from the barn project to the dump, we also found seven old truck tires that were out where the hay sheds used to be. We put them in the trailer, too, but when we got to the dump we found out that they don’t take tires, and I haven’t been able to find any place that does. Travis took one and painted it and turned it into a planter. Maybe I can find somebody that wants to use the rest for something like that.

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And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you. – Nora Ephron

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  2 Responses to “Too Wet, And More Coming”

  1. I used to cut the sidewalls out of the tire and use the rest of it for a planter.

  2. Good Morning
    Some dumps and transfer stations will take tires if they are cut into chunks, I had a auto recycling business in California, that is what we had to do for years. Check it out.

    Gretchen Mattison

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