Fill Dirt

21 Jul

One of the many problems with my garage was it’s location.  It was down a hill.  It also just kind of fell off a cliff.  We decided it needed to be raised to keep it from filling with water and snow melt.  It also needed to be built up because it was at a couple of different levels.  They tore out the old concrete, and today was all about bringing in fill dirt.  They started by sending a bulldozer out to my front pasture and pushing back all the rich topsoil.


Then my nephew went out with the dirt scraper.

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He started scraping loads of dirt from the hill and hauling them up to where the garage will be built.

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As he hauled it, the bulldozer operator packed it down.

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They’re making progress!

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They have built it up quite a bit so far, but there’s more work to do tomorrow.  When it’s done, they’ll put the topsoil back on the hill, and we’ll be ready to start building!


17 Responses to “Fill Dirt”

  1. Jan July 21, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    Quite an accomplishment today! After tomorrow; it’ll look alot better. Glad this is coming together for you!

    • Teresa July 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

      They are making a lot of progress. I’m excited for the finished project!

  2. Jeanne July 21, 2015 at 11:34 pm #

    Whew! A lot of work! But it’ll be worth it! I’m sure you can hardly wait to see the finished product!

    • Teresa July 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

      I’m really excited thinking about the finished project. It’s a little nerve-wracking watching it though.

  3. Margaret July 22, 2015 at 1:40 am #

    Hurray! Making progress is the way to go.

    • Teresa July 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

      I certainly hope so because we’re progressing!

  4. Eileen July 22, 2015 at 4:24 am #

    Yay, for progress! It looks like a lot was done too. Enjoy your Wednesday!

    • Teresa July 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

      They really have made a lot of progress.

  5. TexWisGirl July 22, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

    hooray for progress!

    • Teresa July 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

      It’s good, but it’s so stressful watching it.

  6. Freda Labianca July 22, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

    Making great progress!!

    • Teresa July 22, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

      It is very scary and exciting! I’ve been waiting to do this for so long.

  7. Pat July 22, 2015 at 9:14 pm #


  8. pattisj July 22, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    The right equipment makes all the difference.

    • Teresa July 22, 2015 at 9:47 pm #

      And people that know how to run said equipment. It’s great having them here this last week or so. We’ve gotten more done than the last six years.

      • pattisj July 23, 2015 at 11:45 pm #

        That’s got to be a great feeling.

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