When the shovel hits the rock

by - June 05, 2012

Lazy workmanship during construction means a headache for the homeowner down the line. We've been building up a small garden area around the mailbox, and when I attempted to add one more plant, I hit a rock. No matter where I dug, I hit this rock. As it turns out, whoever built the house disposed of their extra concrete, asphalt and bricks at the corner of our driveway and covered it up with dirt. Thaaaaank you so much.


It took a chain and a Ford truck to drag this slab to another spot in the yard. We aren't sure yet what we will do with it, and I've considered working it into the yard as a garden feature, but it is currently ugly side up.


Scooby looks like he's grown a couple inches this past week. Maybe it's just the rock.


I dug up the Japanese Maple in the front and moved it over behind the mailbox where it should get a little more sun and have less competition from other trees. My back hurts, but the mailbox sure is looking fancy. A layer of mulch would add that last touch it needs.

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3 comments

  1. Good for you guys, going at that slab like that! I have a couple of places I suspect to be cemented, which is a bit strange, considering I live in a wood frame house... (thought it my be a throw back to the foundations)

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  2. We have even found old cobbles and suspect a road went through our place. A neighbor told us the circus once used the land as a dump way back in the day.

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  3. Cool! Any thing to do with a circus adds mystic!

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