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Old 05-16-2012, 11:02 PM   #6361
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Okay!
THAT'S ALL!!!

Keith I want you to package up some of your energy and send it to me right away - I'll pay whatever price you ask.
No kidding! I was thinking the same thing Bud.

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No kidding! I was thinking the same thing Bud.
Now hang on just a minute here...I don't know if I have enough energy to go around for all three of us!
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Now hang on just a minute here...I don't know if I have enough energy to go around for all three of us!
Then here's what we'll do.... send some of that energy to me.... and Bud will pay whatever price you ask.
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Then here's what we'll do.... send some of that energy to me.... and Bud will pay whatever price you ask.
Trust a woman to come up with that one!!!
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Some of us never learn Mort.

Are you still driving that cement truck?
Yeah, I actually got laid off for two years, spent a year in concrete Quality Control, and another year at a tire shop, but I'm back in the driver's seat.
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Yeah, I actually got laid off for two years, spent a year in concrete Quality Control, and another year at a tire shop, but I'm back in the driver's seat.
I see, so still plugging away huh?
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OK, back to our regularly scheduled program...

Yesterday we left you with a big area in the raised beds in need of mucho screened soil to fill it up. I started on that sometime before 7 this morning, and kept going until I had a decent pile in place. That took a few hours.
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Hmmm, I see that pic is only about 3/4 done...much more went on after that.

Anyway, a few feet away from the big stump is a small stump, and I wanted to get that area between the two dug out if at all possible.
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After I had got the ground just about down to being level, I unearthed this chunk of fir. I didn't have any idea how long this might have been in the ground.
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Now I know why that earlier pic only had part of the soil in place. I took the rest from between the two stumps.

Now this time it's there and has been contoured to about what I want to have.
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That small indented triangle was bugging me today. For some reason it just didn't look right the way it was. So I dug out some of the ground there and added two pieces of landscape ties to partly close it off.
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Then I used the dirt I had dug out of that hole, plus the remaining dirt from the stump area and had more than enough to fill up the new mini-bed.
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You might see from the above pic that I will have 5 different levels of plantings to go in. Just a nice gentle slope upwards. Now I just need to put the right plants in the right places.

At the end of the day the space between the stumps was indeed clear, which has provided me with a good place to approach the future moon viewing area.
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Last thing done today was add some split face blocks as a mini retaining wall at the south end of the pond. One little frog was being very vocal when I was doing this.
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