Rocky has finally decided he should have his own blog. “Ruff!”
He feels Missy is upstaging him on The Blog. So he set himself up a little nook– made out of flooded-room furniture remnants– in the corner of the living room, and he got himself a google identity (heads up Mr. Low-Man!) and he commenced to blogging about Life on the Farm These Days from His Perspective.
That’s a lie. That would be funny but I don’t have the time to keep the blog up, let alone help Rocky with his. He has a limited vocabulary, don’t you know. That would be a lot of work.
But the actual good news from Ricky– the fellow with the micro-, mini-, back- and track hoes– is that I will not lose the herb garden.
Ricky could not give us a project estimate on what it will take to do what needs to be done. He charges by the hour. The micro-mini track hoe is $75/hr. The big ass one is $125. What this means is that if we want to be economical, all of the herbs need to get gone so they don’t get in the way. It’s an efficiency/priority issue. Water barriers and French drains trump herb gardens.
According to Dwayne, the herbs can be put back. But Ricky doesn’t need to be spending time cherry picking through herbs to do what Dwayne needs to be done to put in a water barrier and French drain.
All told, it will take “a load”– a love that as a unit of measure– of gravel. Do you have any idea what a load of gravel costs? Now all I have to do is figure out how to move the herbs.
Good thing I have a spare thinkin’ cap in my drawer.