Last October (2010) when the movers were preparing for the set up of our new manufactured home they poured concrete footings. All around what would be the outer edge of the house and about four rows of cement footing for blocks and shims to sit on underneath to level the house, and set on. When the concrete dried they moved a large amount of dirt off to the side; and a large part of that mountain of dirt is still there.
There are several low spots, dips and holes I need to fill so I have occasionally taken a couple of five gallon buckets filled them with dirt and moved some of it myself. This week I have done it practically every morning before the sun gets too high and becomes hot. I am waiting for the day when Dennis in our church comes and uses his skid steer to move it for us.
I told him a week ago to wait until it cools off a bit. Most of it is probably going to be moved over where the septic lateral lines run, to level out the ground and get them covered a bit better. I have used some of the dirt that I have moved around the front of the block skirting to slope the water from the roof away (that’s right we have no guttering, yet), and that is needed any way.
Back in the Spring I planted some wild maples to give us trees in the yard, but I am not sure they are going to survive the Summer. I water them practically everyday, but now the grasshoppers have eaten the leaves off of them.
Anyway this is supposed to be about moving dirt; so back to it. I have got a lot of dirt to move; and a lot of other work to do to get this place shaped up and looking really good. It looks good, but it can look better.
It won’t be too long and we will be able to see Flat creek as it rolls on by.