Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mud Season

With the warmer weather the piles of clay and mud left by the well driller have started to thaw.  I spent over an hour shoveling up tbe sticky, heavy mud and moving it by the creek.

The mud is very wet and heavy.  I was able to knock down the 6" pile after 10 trips by wheelbarrow.  There still is more mud and clay to remove, but the frozen ground limits the water from draining, so now I have to contend with slippery goo.

I could not help to wonder about the recent news story from Washington state where a whole hillside slid down and buried a 1 square mile area, obliterating many homes and taking the lives of many people.  I especially wonder how the rescuers can work through many feet of mud.  My heart goes out to them.

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