I'm shifting more sand again; shifting it up from the irritation ditch to
my lot. The people cleaning out the irritation ditch piled a huge pile
of sand in my water pump access area, blocking me from putting my water
pump in the ditch to water my garden and lawn.
I started trying to dig through the huge pile of sand today, but the pile
is just too big! I'll have to route my water pump power cable and water
hose around the pile until I can get the sand all dug out. According to
my calculations, that should only take me about three more months.
I used some of the sand to increase the height of the berm around my
garden. The berm has to be raised higher because I'm adding manure to
the garden, which increases the height of the garden, thus causing
erosion of the bluff, if the berm is not high enough to contain the
water. I used the rest of the sand to increase the width of the back
southeastern part of my lot. If I can use all of the sand that has to be
dug out of the water pump access area for that purpose, the back of my
lot should become about six feet wider; just about what I will need to
build a storage shed back there. Does that seem like a planned event to
I plan to get another trailer load of manure today, but need to get out
early before the wind gets vicious. The wind has been bad every
afternoon for three days. It became too strong Tuesday for me to shovel
any sand at all. So strong, in fact, that it almost knocked me down just
walking from the house to the car. The news report said it was much
worse in Colorado. That's hard to believe.
The temperature was 30 degrees this morning.