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WoodChuck'r

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Truth be told, while it was raining and I took that first pic, I was waiting for the dump truck to come with 21 tons of gravel. 21 tons of gravel being delivered for me to spread by hand.... :facepalm:
 

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why didnt the dump truck spread it on his way out ?? or at least make a couple smaller piles !!:huh:

Maybe Jason didn't have room initially?

This is the kind of project you do when you're young, and then remember when you're 60 years old and you've pulled a muscle in your back and are stoved up for two weeks.

When I was little, my dad was laid off from his job for about a month or so in the spring- so he decided to put new gravel down on our driveway- all four miles of it.
It took him three weeks and at the end he said "I'm gonna feel this when I'm 65."
 

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lol I'm talking about this subject in two different threads.....

This was my response to Mitch in the Hedgefest thread when he asked he how I went about spreading it -



Two guys, two shovels, a rake, a heavy duty hand dump cart, 8hrs, a little sweat, elbow grease, and patience.

I spread 8 loads of gravel last fall by hand (21 tons each). The one from the other day was the 9th. I'll prolly need another 12 this year, then I should be done.

And holy hell, prices went WAY the ✖✖✖✖ up. The load I had delivered on Friday was $40 more than it was last fall. It never ends does it....
 

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Maybe Jason didn't have room initially?

This is the kind of project you do when you're young, and then remember when you're 60 years old and you've pulled a muscle in your back and are stoved up for two weeks.

When I was little, my dad was laid off from his job for about a month or so in the spring- so he decided to put new gravel down on our driveway- all four miles of it.
It took him three weeks and at the end he said "I'm gonna feel this when I'm 65."



I've had a bad back since I was 18. Working at a ski resort makes ya lift and use and abuse yer back pretty bad.....


But yeah, I'm 31 so shoveling gravel is a great way to spend a day IMO. And I'll be feeling this long before I turn 65, lol. Though I might as well bust my ass while I'm young and healthy enough to be able to!


By the time I can afford a backhoe to do all my heavy work, everything will be done, so the backhoe will just sit and never get used, lol.
 

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why didnt the dump truck spread it on his way out ?? or at least make a couple smaller piles !!:huh:


I usually do that if it's going to be spread out over a wider area, but that pile didn't last long. I usually have it dumped in a low spot that I'm filling in so some of the work is already done for me. I've got another load coming on Thursday. Gotta backfill the well I did in January. It's low there and a 21 ton pile of 1.5" crushed gravel doesn't go as far as you might think....
 

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lol I'm talking about this subject in two different threads.....

This was my response to Mitch in the Hedgefest thread when he asked he how I went about spreading it -



Two guys, two shovels, a rake, a heavy duty hand dump cart, 8hrs, a little sweat, elbow grease, and patience.

I spread 8 loads of gravel last fall by hand (21 tons each). The one from the other day was the 9th. I'll prolly need another 12 this year, then I should be done.

And holy hell, prices went WAY the ✖✖✖✖ up. The load I had delivered on Friday was $40 more than it was last fall. It never ends does it....

thought I heard an echo in here here here .....pay attention jason ....some of us are trying to follow along ...but we didnt know thread jumping was normal :screwy::whatthehell:
 

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Jason, ya know you can rent a Bobcat for under $200.00 for the weekend! LOL If I lived a few miles closer I would have come and done it for you :bananashuffle:
 

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lol....


If I had 4 or 5 loads dropped off at once I'd fore certain rent something. My buddy Branden who came to Hedgefest helps me everytime a load gets dropped off - takes 6-8hrs of working our asses off and having a good time while we do it. :yup:


I like doing things by hand, I'm weird. :happywink:
 

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