|Front fence done!|
The weather was perfect today. No rain and not too hot. I went out and spent 4.5 hours and finished staining the front fence. I would do one side, switch sides and then go back to the other side. It needed two coats of stain.
It was only 1600 so I decided to go to the back yard and finish digging dirt. I thought it would only take thirty minutes. An hour later I was still shoveling dirt. I finally broke down and drug the soil back into the ditch and drove the tractor over it back and forth to compact it. I found another marble! I have found six very old marbles digging in the back yard. Most in pretty good shape, the one today was a great color but it had some cracks in the glass. I am all ready for gravel. We were going to lay down 3/4 minus gravel and fill the last two inches with pea gravel. I talked Annmarie into letting me just use the 3/4 minus. It will save about $400. I will still use paver sand over the deck area to make a rigid surface. Plus, I will be compacting the gravel as I fill it in. I have a little block left over so I think I will lay it on the lawn edge.