Restoring Tobacco Road ..

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Re: Restoring Tobacco Road ..

Postby wfwarner » Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:43 am

to show the armadillo it can be done.
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Re: Restoring Tobacco Road ..

Postby wfwarner » Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:44 am

wfwarner wrote:to show the armadillo it can be done.
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Re: Restoring Tobacco Road ..

Postby TruGrit » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:08 pm

... cut out another road, entrance off the end of our street .. stone should be here tomorrow ..


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Re: Restoring Tobacco Road ..

Postby Lollykoko » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:02 am

You have accomplished a lot!
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Re: Restoring Tobacco Road ..

Postby TruGrit » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:44 pm

.. thanks Lolly .. since retired, I've worked a heck of a lot harder than when working .. :lol:

... finished 'paving' my entrance road ...


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... then after starting to hand dig my swale pond .. I decided it was time to get a bigger shovel ..


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... made digging the swale pond a whole heck of lot easier ... now, need it to rain .. a lot .. :lol:


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Re: Restoring Tobacco Road ..

Postby wfwarner » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:34 pm

these type of projects take a lot out of you but the land gives so much to us. I don't believe there is any rretiring when you have a dream and you want to turn it into a reality. keep plugging along and never give up for more than a few hours because the sun is going down for a lot of us.
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Re: Restoring Tobacco Road ..

Postby TruGrit » Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:53 pm

... looks like .. we're gonna need a bigger swale .. :mrgreen:


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Re: Restoring Tobacco Road ..

Postby wfwarner » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:39 am

you trying to move the water or retain it?
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Re: Restoring Tobacco Road ..

Postby TruGrit » Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:43 pm

... I'm retaining it just up the slope from the garden .. as it soaks in, it goes underneath the garden .. hope to build it up under there to never have to water garden or orchard .. guess it's more of a holding pond than swale .. ;)
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Re: Restoring Tobacco Road ..

Postby pa_friendly_guy » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:16 am

Great Idea Tru, truly a great idea. Any thing that you can do so that you do not need to water the garden is a wonderful idea. Adding some logs down deep in the ground in the garden area to help hold the moisture that seeps down that way would be another good idea. Having nature do all the work for you sounds like the ticket to me. I really do like the no work theory of gardening, lol, even though there seems to be a lot of work to get things to that point.
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