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.