And a long road it has been…. still is. It’s the weather you see. It’s not cooperating. One. Bit. Rain is our nemesis. It’s not like we are asking much. Three to four days in a row with no rain, but it just never materializes. So, the road is “in” per se. Tomorrow the home manufacturer is delivering Gigi’s house. We hope.
A gravel driveway is the least expensive to build. Gravel driveways are also the most work to maintain.
There’s more to come regarding this build. It ain’t over yet.
If this is a test of patience I have surely failed. At this point I had envisioned planting our medicinal herb garden, fleshing out the final plans for our home sweet home, creating some out buildings, deciding where gardens will go in general and being happy as a clam on our farm. I realize that next year this time I might be chuckling about how long this all took but for now I find it hard to turn my frown upside down. But in good homesteader fashion I choose to look at what I’m learning:
I now know more than I’ve ever wanted to about sand and gravel.
The dreaded culvert really was a beast. We were right to have concerns over this section of the road. Why you ask?
This is why. This section seems to eat trucks as demonstrated by the gravel truck here. I caught this on film and you can see how the dozer rescued the gravel truck. All large structures have to pass through this area. Gigi’s house, cement trucks, other homes… all of it. This has been a difficult area from the get go BUT now it seems to be tame.
Seeing the first pass connect our three pastures to the home area was so exciting! Oh the Joy!
Most importantly I discovered when you are feeling down, a hug from your granddog is the best medicine.
This road has truly been a labor of love and a test of grit. This is an adventure after all and I just couldn’t have you miss a bit so the video below is long, just like the road and the time it has taken to get this far but the experience far outweighs the downside. That and lots of dog hugs!
Have you had a project that just seems like it would never end? How did you cope?
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