Thursday, April 30, 2015

Gardening - Moving Large Rocks

The winter thaw has left the ground soft and the rains that we have had in South Western Nova Scotia have kept it that way. It is a good time to work the soil to get your gardens ready for the upcoming season. It is also a good time to remove some pesky large rocks that might be in the way.

Over the last few years, I've done a lot of work to the area surrounding my garden. This includes filling in ruts, laying down peices of sod and removing some large rocks. We can now bring the ride on mower over many parts that we could not in the past. 

This year, I had a few large rocks that needed to be removed. A couple of them were so large that I couldn't physically lift them. I managed to use boards and various other objects as props to lift them and I came close. 

In the end, I had to get my testosterone-filled teenage son to remove them for me. I don't give that boy enough credit for his capabilities sometimes. I did bother me that I couldn't physically lift them though. 

The large holes where the rocks were are now filled with dirt and soon we will be able to mow there as well. I'm thankful.

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