Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday * shoveling dirt*

It is "Outdoor Wednesday" as hosted by a Southern Daydreamer

Our area, the Tidewater area of Virginia, has been competeing with the tropics lately. I am almost certain if we added up inches of rainfall we'd find ourselves awfully close to Tropical climate! And so, we've noticed a startling amount of erosion off the driveway and the back corner of the house. Enough that we figured we needed to take action.

So on Thursday we had dirt and rock delivered. They dumped 1/2 the load of dirt into the street because the TRUCK alone weighs 16 tons, with a full load of dirt it weighs close to 30. They were worried about cracking my driveway! So they dumped the dirt in the street and at the bottom of the driveway.


Friday Dragon and his dad moved most of the dirt out of the street. Saturday, Dragon, Tiger, Bear and I moved dirt. From about 9:30 or 10 AM to about 3:00 PM. We did break for lunch and often for lemondade too.

Dragon with the dirt pile:

Tiger with the dirt pile:

M-Lyons and Bitsy "helping"

My husband spreading dirt on the incline. You do not get a feel for the steepness here, not even a clue.

I have the strongest toughest kids on the planet. They worked hard, without whining, the entire time. WooHoo!


Mary said...

That is hard hot work. You all deserve a pat on the back. Your boys are darling. Take care and don't work too hard. Blessings...Mary

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Cailin Marie! Looks like you have some wonderful hard workers!! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Calinmarie, now, that is a lot of work!!! Looks like you have a great helper.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have some good help there. :-)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

OOOhhhh, I know the feeling ... we've done a lot of this and have lots more to do...makes me tired just looking at the pictures...but your kids will always remember it as fun!!!!

stefanie said...

whew, that doesn't look like fun, but at least you have cute helpers.

Becca said...

Kids LOVE dirt. Sounds like you guys had a great day together.

Cellar Door said...

Good for you! I like that you let dragon be barefoot. Lovely.

mummyof5monsters said...

kids+ piles of dirt= total happiness:) thanks so much for visiting/following my blog, ill be back to read more of yours:)

oh, and anytime you wanna jet over, ill supply the tim tams:)

Annette Piper said...

That's great that the kids pitched in and helped - they often get a kick out of helping dad (vs. mom)!