Just a quick update. We have finished backfilling 700 feet of ditch while carefully separating power conduit from phone line and have partially backfilled and compacted the section which will receive a portion of our septic line. I wonder what else I could stick in there to take advantage of the ditch before closing it up.
But there is still a pile of work to go.
Everything is so dry now that we moved a water tote near an especially droopy chestnut. Hopefully it keeps dripping through the week. A few trees are suffering from sunburn, but with the cages we set up we plan to add a little shade held in place with bulldog clips to give them some relief.
The sky is a little smokey here. Big fires well east and south of us have clouded the sun. The light was a red hue all day long.
Take a close look at this picture and you will see the blue dense smoke in the horizon. I think I snapped this around 4:00pm but it looks eerily like sunset.