Friday, February 17, 2017

the three bucket campaign, writ large

I've written before about roads being alive and the efforts to maintain them and water saying hahahaha. 

Well, right now, we happen to be in a position to be able to buy a small dump truck load of rocks ("dirty rocks", these are) and have them dumped at the barn, and have the tractor at the barn give me a front end loader full at a time in my truck, which, it turns out, does not take too long to unload and is easy to do into the tracks of the road, and, well, so far it is working.  Who knows, maybe by the end of the summer our entire road will be nicely rocked.  But any rock, placed any where, helps.  And so far we've brought five scoops home and yes, you can really tell the difference.

We've still got to haul buckets of big rocks to make water humps in the road, and always dig the ditches out more.  I suppose if you had unlimited money (which isn't really unlimited, just more than we manage), you could "get 'er done".  But why?  We didn't walk much this winter.  This is good work for our bodies, and good work for us together.  But this is 20 minutes and pretty much any three of us at any time can do it.  What else are ya gonna be doing that is so all fired important?

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