So this last weekend we had a break in the weather and I was feeling pretty good! I went to our local center and rented a Ditch Witch trencher. I got the ride along model on the advice of my brother-in-law; with my vertigo and dizziness it would not have been wise to use the walk behind model. It cuts a 6in wide by 4ft deep trench.
I started out at the big barn and where Theresa’s glass shop is going to be. It really is an impressive machine!
The machine really saves the back as for digging by hand, but it kills the spine and bladder. I have soil that is riddled with granite rocks. It either cut through them or slowly pulled them to the surface. However, it really bounces and jerks you around. The best way I could show you that, was to get a quick video. Its my first video ever but I think it gets the idea across.
With the new codes, we have to run the power to our Ag Well under ground.
This spot runs power out across the yard so that when we do need it we do not have to have long extension cords running from the house or shop.
No did not wet my pants:). My body heat drew all the moisture out of the old seat. My butt was soaked and freezing by the end of the day!
This run goes to the end of the driveway. This is for two reasons. First and most importantly, the trench has to turn the corner and go to the power pole for the phone line. Second, I will be eventually adding lights to the posts on either side of the gate.
The run to my shop.
The final run. I actually broke two teeth and jammed up the chain halfway through this cut. I thought I was screwed. But thankfully they came right off and I was able to finish cutting. The owner of Rent Guys was totally awesome and even gave me a discount, besause it was such an adventure. More to follow on that:). For my local friends! You cannot go wrong with him!!! The last trench goes to the middle of the front yard ( you can see it in the back ground) to were I will eventually have five flag poles. (The Red, White and Blue-OF COURSE!!!!!, The White and Red Cross Flag, The POW Flag, The Purple Heart Flag, and The Nevada Battle Ground Flag (go Wolf Pack -and Kapernick:) I want to have lights on them so they can fly proudly at night.
More To Follow…..
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate