Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Sand Truck Cometh...

We had sand delivered this morning. Dave recently moved (and cemented in) the swingset out into the pasture, near where the garden is going to be. It needed sand to cushion the base. We also live on some of the heaviest clay soil in the known universe. There's kaliche (sp?) six inches below the surface in most areas and I can make pinch pots that stand the test of time whenever we irrigate. It provided hours of entertainment when I was a child. Now however, I'd like to grow some vegetables and they tend to get root rot when the soil is mainly clay (no drainage).

So... the sand truck cometh. I'm not sure I'll be able to get Chris to school today. It would be a shame to discourage him from shoveling. :-)

1 comment:

Susan said...

What fun!

We have black soil, but clay veins here and there by our creek. When I was in college, I pulled out some of that clay for my ceramics class. That light gray stuff fired up just fine in the kiln.
Wish I could find that pure vein again.

Jake camping in the living room

Jake camping in the living room