|irrigation pond is getting mossed out.|
We stopped for lunch and I checked the outside temperature, 98 degrees in the shade. We cannot shear the alpaca and the pump pond needs some filling time so it was on to another project.
|North side of barn lot culvert crossing.|
We just kept after going, it was hot and nasty. The rocks just kept getting heavier and heavier. I know Heath was seriously considering whether it was worth the wage he was making. He was tired when we were done! I went inside after completion and added salt to my entire meal, then after a few bites doubled down on more salt. After dinner I asked Annmarie to pop some popcorn. She insisted she salt it. Normally, it is so salty most people don't like it. I got my own pile and doubled down on the salt again. About 2/3 of the way through the popcorn I started to taste the salt. It made me gag. We should have quit moving rocks in the sun two hours into the project. It was 102 degrees when we came into the house 4.5 hours later. Eventually, I may learn to slow down and take things easier but I am not quite there. The crossing looks great and now I can pull a trailer straight across and not have to drive through the spring. The animals love it. This fall after it starts to rain some I will put a layer of gravel over the crossing. It is so dry and dusty now I am afraid the gravel will just disappear without doing any good.