Sunday, November 11, 2012
A Wonderful Day
We started early tearing out a tree I wanted removed 3 years ago. Low and behold, we found an old drain tile underneath it! Jack tore that tree out in less than an hour, ran to get some solid wall tile to patch the line and we were off to the next project.
My load of number 4's showed up and I had the driver spot the pile near the fence row in a low but dry spot. Any left over gravel will help fill the spot.The driver was a really rough looking character but a really nice guy. "He doesn't look like he's from around here." We talked about retirement and grandkids then he was off on his way.
One tile blowout turned out not to be one. It was an old flat stone laid up hand dug well! It is dry now so we dumped some number 4's in it and filled it back up. Maybe it will show up again but it was not a tile line blowout.
I took our Mule to scout tile hole repairs and marked them as I went. There is one big blowout near the creek and I am not sure what we will get into on that one today. There are a few more lesser blow outs in the same line towards the hill to the west.
some rye seed and the neighbor boys to help me fill the notill drill. Another friend ran the tractor while the boys and I loaded up a load of cut up firewood and headed back to the house.
The Emerald Ash Borer dried out some of those logs too quickly and they should have been burned last year. We got sawdust in our eyes loading the wood. The borer holes aerated some of the ash a little too quickly but it will still make a good fire.
The boys and I unloaded the wood and we loaded another load of seed. Soon we will have several pick up loads of big cut up logs to split. We have 4 big loads in a pile now and Graham said that was the biggest pile he had ever seen. Me too except for piles where guys sell firewood as a business.
It was just a wonderful day but I was so busy I didn't get to appreciate it like I would have liked to. I could have just sat there and watched everything going on but there was too much to do.
I am very thankful for days like this and very thankful for my friends.
It was a wonderful day in a pretty wonderful life.