A Fine Dam Job

 

A Fine Dam Job!

In the beginning, Mr Keith (our Herring propane filler upper) mentioned that, “those trees need to come off the dam”, we researched it and sure enough, he was right.

 

 

Over the spring and summer, Randy worked really hard to get every last tree, bush, rootstock and trunk off the dam face and backside.

 

 

 

He employed a variety of tools and vehicles including his truck, tractor, chainsaw, loppers, shovel, and occasionally his winch and his wench (HA!)

 

 

He shaved a bit off the top to make it driveable and mowable and improved the spillway.

 

 

 

 

He got the tractor stuck a few times and only ran it into the pond once! He went swimming a few times(country boy style) and stirred up a few wasps nests and ant hills along the way.

 

 

 

Smoothed it out, graded it, seeded  it, watered it and we had a dam that is good to go.

 

 

 

All in all it was remarkable effort and makes for quite a view.

The rehab of the dam is done and isn’t it a FINE job!!  All that’s left is for the grass to grow more in the spring.

 

2 Replies to “A Fine Dam Job”

  1. What a fine looking dam! Now what kind of fancy “weed-be-gone” and other chemicals are you going to use to keep those bushes at bay for the next 50 years Mrs. LSU Ag Center Master Gardener (and Pesticide Applicator)??

    I cannot wait to fish (and possibly swim?) in the pond next summer!!

    Love you all <3

  2. Hi Wendy! Happy New Year! Congratulations. We are doing well and contemplating our exit strategy. Don’t think we handle extreme winters, though. But never say never.

    xo Amy

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