a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks

"Between shoveling earth and shoveling shit, I had quite enough of the country..."

The rest of this afternoon was taken up with shoveling. I completely cleared out the front barn right-side runway of four months of accumulated alpaca shit. The task was actually made easier by the goat "felt" (poop-crusted hay) underneath the alpaca poo piles. I ran my flat-bladed shovel between the boardwalk and the goat felt and peeled the felt off of the wood, taking everything above with it. Yes, that is as grossly fascinating as it sounds. This task was, of course, made all the more challenging by the supervision of nine baby goats.

Achaosofkittens continued to trench the square for the new stone raised bed. After finishing up front, I joined him for a hour of scraping and shoveling of good old' Virginia clay and rocks. Ugh. Then we laid in a layer of fine gravel, leveled that, and CK put down the first three wall stones to see how they would do. We are expecting rain tonight, which should help tamp down the gravel and give us a clue as to how the stones are going to settle.

... My arms are gonna fall off.
Tags: alpacas, garden

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