For some who know where my wife and I live you know the drive to our house from the main road is a beautiful drive, and even that, this time of year you just might see an eagle, or two or more. As you drive along the drive on the bluff overlooking Flat Creek the eagles often roost of the evening in the tops of the sycamore trees which reach out over the flowing water of the Creek.
When you get down to our home in the valley, our driveway is not so good when it is raining or shortly after a rain. That is because it used to be pasture land, and we have worn a path through the grass, and it is without any gravel. I have checked on having some limestone gravel hauled in and it is not cheap. Now the thing about the limestone is that it would look nicer than the old brown creek gravel which we have plenty of.
We need gravel on our driveway, so today, I am going to go, the old fashioned way, borrow a pickup, and get my shovel and do some gravel hauling myself. I will probably wear myself out again this Saturday, but that is good for me I suppose.
Get that gravel down, and then, we will have much better traction rolling out the drive to the road. Last winter I could cut through the yard by the old house and get on the road. This year we have an electric fence around the yard so it would take a little more effort to cut through.
I think sometimes it would be nice to have a tractor with a front loader and a small dump truck. With those two items I could keep the potholes filled on the road to the driveway too. But, that is going to have to wait.
Right now a pickup truck, a shovel and manpower is all I can do. So that is what is going to happen today – God willing, of course.
When I got up this morning at 4 a.m. it was 18 degrees outside. That is considerably colder than it has been all week long. The ground will be frozen, but that will not stop the work.
Flat Creek is up and rolling right along in full view out our back patio door.