|Fence almost moved|
|Front creek barn lot|
I spent some time digging out the front creek by hand yesterday. This is a very painful task. The mud is heavy wet and stinky. I am trying to get the creek to just a little channel, not a five foot wide mud hole. If the sides will just dry up I will have it. I was digging and dragging from the bank when I noticed Zeke playing with something in the mud, it was a crawdad! It was almost 3 inches long and surprised me. I did not think anything other than insects lived in the creek. My bridge is holding up well. I am pretty happy with it, in hindsight I should have made it wide enough to drive the tractor over. Oh well.
The front barn lot fencing is more painful. I cannot drive a few metal posts and the tractor and I were unable to drill five holes in the ground. The auger just sits on top of the ground and won't advance. Yesterday I tried chipping 1/2 inch of dirt away and trying the auger again. I managed to get one more hole dug but broke the shear bolt again. Rocks suck. Better than me digging it by hand. I called uncle and set up a sprinkler on the area. I plan on keeping the water going for 2-3 days nonstop. Hopefully, this will soften the ground enough for me to get some holes dug. I keep decreasing the number of wooden posts that need to go into the ground. All this work has convinced me that I need three less wooden posts and will just use metal posts instead.
Next week Jason is coming over so we can do a little more barn work. We need to hang the two slider doors. This is the last big item beside finishing the siding. I do need to reside the old lamb shed so the horses quit eating the cows hay. We have moved the horses out so they cannot get at it, but a completed building would be nice.
|Maybe water will help?|