Monday, September 25, 2006

The Front Yard

The pack has taken on a big adventure in putting in the front yard. We started with a load of dirt delivered to us from Stone Brooks Ranch - BOOOOoooooo It was delivered late and had clay in it. I guess this passes for top soil in Texas. It sure dosn't look like that jet black soil in North Dakota. Anyway, we had two large piles in the front yard. The man who delivered the dirt was very nice though. We began to spread the dirt (with Moses' help), when we were about half done, we heard on the news that we were going to get 6 inches of rain. This of course would wash all our dirt away! We covered what we could with tarps and hoped and prayed it would miss us. Luckily, we only got around .4in and were spared the deluge. We began to spread again. The nicest man, who we met one time before when he came to the house to introduce himself, drove by and stopped to survey our progress. He mentioned that he had a tractor and could spread this out for us. About 30 minutes later, the dirt was spread and we were so thankful for C.C. We had spread dirt for two days and he saved us at least 2 days of work.

Next, we needed the grass. We ordered grass from the King Ranch near Gonzolas Texas. They don't deliver grass, so we had to pick it up. We rented a trailer and made 4 trips to Gonzolas for grass. It is a 2.5 hour round trip. This took another 2 days.

Finally, we got all the grass layed. Kevin did a great job of fitting it all together. Lazarus was the official supervisor of the trailer and grass laying. Moses was the official tester of the sod. He would lay down on the grass after we layed it down. It was a ton of hard work, but the whole pack is pleased with it. We kept one little hill in the center and named it C.C. hill.


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