This morning as we were leaving to go finalize the plans for the building, the lady from the nursery called and said the guys were coming this morning to plant the trees so we hurried up with the building details and came back home. They were here and had them all lined up so we looked at the placement and said “go for it”.
You can somewhat see in the picture how much higher our house sits that the house behind us. We’re about midway down the slope (the land across from the front of our house is higher than we are) and it goes down lower past the house behind us so I don’t see a time ever when water could get to our house but . . crazy things seem to happen these days.
The guys started digging with a shovel and Vince said . . you’re going to hit a LOT of rock. By the time they got to the second hole, they got the little back hoe thing off the trailer and started using that.
There’s a spot where the water kinda drains across our driveway, about halfway to the end of the driveway. That bothers Vince so they’re going to use the little backhoe and work on getting the water to flow away from the driveway.
I think there are 14 trees to be planted and last time I looked, they were on #7 so they’ll be done in no time. It would have taken Vince a long time, a lot of sweat and probably a sore back to get those all planted by hand.