Vince’s family had fairly large construction business and when he was in college, he worked for them in the summers. He loved working the heavy equipment and earth moving machines and I think that’s part of why he loves playing in the dirt so much.
This morning the dump truck guy brought us two loads of topsoil. Vince ordered a third one to be delivered tomorrow.
We have way too many projects going on and this is not the time of year to be working outside but . . we are.
Bad picture but I was barefooted and didn’t want to walk out in the yard. You can see one dirt pile off in the distance. This area right by the edge of the driveway is also right at the edge of the garage. We had Josh with his skid steer push out all the plants that ere in this area. He’s going to come back and add dirt to make it bigger. We’ll add some of those landscaping blocks/bricks to kinda make a retaining wall. Then we’ll put either a small gravel or mulch and make this a sitting area with a little table and chairs, and some pretty plants where we can sit out and have coffee (Vince) in the morning or sit out in the evenings with a glass of wine.
I can’t remember if I told you this but when we had this pile of dirt out, the neighbor’s boys run over every time they see us outside. The oldest will be in kindergarten and, you know how boys are about dirt piles. He said “Where did you get all that dirt?” I told him “I finall swept my kitchen that’s how much dirt was in there!” Yesterday his dad told us that the little boy has told everyone that story, even though I told the little boy that really it was for Vince’s shop and a big dump truck bought it. I think he really wanted it to have come out of my kitchen.
Cindy F says
When we put a dry well in the backyard we rented a small bulldozer type of thing and my husband had such a great time using it. I think he’s waiting for another opportunity to rent one again! Loved your story of the neighbor boy!!
Your story to the neighbor boy made me laugh out loud! That sound like something my Dad would have told the kids in the neighborhood.
katie peterson says
Thanks for the giggle. You are going to have to watch what you tell that little one. Too Cute.