Anyone remember the pushmi-pullyu from Dr. Dolittle?
Kind of how I felt this last weekend trenching for the well line.
M thought it would go a lot faster if I moved the tractor forward when he was finished digging a section with the backhoe, but I’d have about 20 – 30 seconds of work and then wait what felt like 10 -15 minutes (M says it was only 3 – 5 minutes) while he dug the next increment. It did not feel like the most productive use of my time, so M just switched back and forth on his own. It was definitely slower, but then I was able to chip piles of branches and fill the cargo trailer with more compost and mulch material.
Starting at the well. Only 597 more feet to go… You can see the barn in the background – that’s where he’s headed.
By the end of the weekend M trenched about 175 feet. He’s almost to the end of the swale and then he will start to head down the hill towards the barn.
He didn’t spend the whole weekend trenching as there were plenty of other tasks to be undertaken like greasing the backhoe, and then running around the countryside trying to find a zerk to replace the one that popped out in the process. Oops.
M is getting pretty good with that backhoe. I’m hoping now he will use it to scoop cow manure out of the back of the truck so I don’t have to pitch fork it out anymore!