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Today, with the great help of my friend Chris, we:

Tore out 80 feet of stockade fence
Filled up the old post holes with fill (cinder block bits, etc)
Dug 11 new post holes for the new fence
Excavated eleventy BILLION rocks from the new post holes.

My right wrist wants to fall off. Hurts like hell.

Tomorrow, new fence pieces are delivered, and we put up the new fence.

If anyone wants to help, feel free to drop by around 10am tomorrow. :)

Date: 2010-10-31 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feste-sylvain.livejournal.com
Eleventy BILLION rocks?

Must be New England.

Date: 2010-10-31 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scirocco.livejournal.com
The story goes that when they laid out this neighborhood in the 1950s, the developer scraped off the top X feet of topsoil, so we were left with CRAP dirt and ROCKS. Add to the fact that the river down the street was carved out by an ancient glacier, and we know what glaciers do, and you can see why digging anything near my house sucks.

Date: 2010-10-31 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hoo.livejournal.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esker

An esker is a long winding ridge of stratified sand and gravel, examples of which occur in glaciated and formerly glaciated regions of Europe and North America. Eskers are frequently several miles long and, because of their peculiar uniform shape, are somewhat like railroad embankments.

Date: 2010-10-31 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] digitalemur.livejournal.com
My yard is like that too. Almost no topsoil, it was clearly removed when the lots were built on. They didn't even grade the lot to slope away from my house correctly! I had to correct that after I bought the place.

Date: 2010-10-31 10:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] whuffle.livejournal.com
Heh, if I'd seen this earlier in the day me and my can't-do-squat of a spine might have come by to cheer you on. Instead I spent the day sneezing my fool head off and digging up irises buried by the backhoe

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