Well, the good news is

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.


Okay. 

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.

Would that this was my only concern this evening. 

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4 Responses

  1. Cost of a load of gravel??? I suspect it depends on where you are, where the gravel is (initially) and how big the “load” is. Are you talking pick up truck load – or semi-truck load? Do you have gravel pits in your relatively local vicinity, or does it come from across the state – or out of state? All that good stuff.

    But it won’t be cheap. I can almost guarantee that – it never is!!

  2. $700 I think is what he said. No idea where it comes from but it’s the prettiest gravel ever. More like pea stone but in red earth shades. It’s what they use on the gravel county roads. Size-wise, I think we are talking… well if a cement truck had a bed, then a cement truck bed load.

  3. Well … not cheap. Not outrageous – especially considering the amount of work you’ve had over the last few days – and more to come, I’ll bet – but still, not cheap!

    Even better that it’s good looking!

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