We are working hard to prepare for the arrival of our cattle next month. We needed a road to be able to drive back to the pasture without all the bumps, rocks and mud holes. We actually started working on building a road last year. There were a bunch of scrubby little pine trees right in the way.
Rick pulled the pines out with John’s excavator.
After it sat for over a year – you don’t want to rush these things – we finally got the road bed smoothed up and ready for gravel.
The gravel was delivered from the gravel pit just down the road from us. We are not the only ones around here with lots of rocks.
Six loads of gravel later, we had enough to cover the road. Rick smoothed the gravel out with our favorite neighbor Roger’s tractor.
Grizzly helped out by sitting right in the way in the middle of the new gravel.
We also needed to fill in a few holes along the new roadway, so we got a couple of loads of topsoil delivered too.
Hopefully we have enough dirt to fill in our holes and also to fill in the area in the orchard where we plan to plant our berries. The poor plants have been sitting there in the pots for over a year – even so, we did get berries from them last year!
So now the road is in and we are moving on to fencing the top pasture. I have to say all this construction is a lot easier in Farmville – just click, click and it magically appears! For those of you who don’t do Facebook, Farmville is a silly little game where you plant crops, raise livestock etc. all with the click of your mouse – nothing like real life.