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Friday, July 3, 2009

Building a Bridge

On the homestead we have 2 very large river bottoms that have always been divided by a creek which was about 6 feet deep that drains a large area on the other side of the railroad tracks. Well today there was unity in the land as the fields were finally connected giving better access. We had purchased a 3 ft diameter corrugated plastic culvert pipe on sale really cheap and put it in the creek bed on a layer of sand and covered it with about 3 ft of dirt to build a bridge connecting the bottoms. We did have use of the company bulldozer so there was no expense there. Now we have easy access to the bigger field for farm implements and a nice area to build a shooting range. Now maybe we can get the excavation done for the root cellar while we have the dozer.
While in the field I visited the garden and picked some little cukes to make pickles. These are so easy to do, just pick and make dill pickles as you have the little cukes. On to see what is next. Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



gregabob said...

So green out there! Here in Norco if ya don't water daily everthin turns dormant an brown..good you now have access to both sides of ya farm fields.

stella said...

Hi Greg, thanks for visiting. I have lived here all my life and this is the first time those 2 fields have been connected. About dang time