It's not all knife work

It's hard to get knives out when other jobs require the attention of The Man. Last weekend it was moving the cows from one pasture to another and working some cattle through the chute.  This week has been all about road maintenance.  When you have a ranch you wear many hats, in this case ear plugs & ear muffs. [caption id="attachment_459" align="alignnone" width="300"]Our driveway needed a little work Our driveway needed a little work[/caption] Our driveway is almost 2 miles of dirt road which had gotten damaged in the rain and was extremely washboard-y. So the big guns had to come out : [caption id="attachment_460" align="alignnone" width="300"]So not fun to drive So not fun to drive[/caption] Working this old piece of machinery is not at all Richard's idea of a good time. It's loud, persnickety, and rough on the muscles and joints. And did I mention that it's rumbly, grumbly loud. [caption id="attachment_461" align="alignnone" width="169"]No worries, I can run faster than it! No worries, I can run faster than it![/caption] The recent downpour that caused our arroyo to run so swiftly clogged one of the culverts and nearly washed out our roadway by the house. [caption id="attachment_462" align="alignnone" width="300"]Culvert still needs to be cleared of debris Culvert still needs to be cleared of debris[/caption] But between the dozer and the grader we can now drive over it with no fear of falling off the edge. Of course, it ain't done yet. [caption id="attachment_463" align="alignnone" width="300"]Getting there! At least now the Jetta can pass over it. Getting there! At least now the Jetta can pass over it.[/caption]

1 comment

  • Running an old school motor grader builds character and muscle mass. Thankfully hot and dirty too!

    But those are pretty impressive vistas,,, all in all, not a bad trade-off.



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