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    Default There's something about moving dirt that makes me smile.

    Working on a new project - restoring flow from historic spring. I'm happy the rears were loaded when I first made my way up the hill.
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    If only I'd known then what I know now...except none of this existed back then.

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    Default Re: There's something about moving dirt that makes me smile.

    Cool picture! That's a lot of dust to be breathing though!
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    Default Re: There's something about moving dirt that makes me smile.

    Quote Originally Posted by SanDucerro View Post
    Cool picture! That's a lot of dust to be breathing though!
    Dust kind of goes with the territory here. I have been keeping a close eye on the air cleaner. Mostly, I'm thrilled with how well the tractor is fulfilling my dream of restoring our spring. A glance at the background in the photo should give an idea of what water means here.
    If only I'd known then what I know now...except none of this existed back then.

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    Default Re: There's something about moving dirt that makes me smile.

    Just in case you haven't noticed.
    You need some rain!
    Have fun.
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    Default Re: There's something about moving dirt that makes me smile.

    Looks like the moon with some sticks shoved in the dirt.....
    I hope you have a filter for your lungs too.

    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Default Re: There's something about moving dirt that makes me smile.

    I have the same feeling, but with a different project. I am terracing off my previously unusable back yard. Pushing the dirt was an enormous project, as what I got was soupy clay mud the consistency of concrete. Some areas are still wet 6" below the surface. Rain water just collects on the flat areas like it would on asphalt. But every morning I raise the shade in the bedroom, and I look out over what was previously unusable scrub and woods. Now it is a usable terrace leading into a park-like wooded area.

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    Default Re: There's something about moving dirt that makes me smile.

    We live in the Sierra rain shadow with an average of 5 inches of precipitation per year. Yep, it gets dry. I've been dreaming about this project for a very long time. I'm taking care of my lungs too, thank you. Wife is a nurse and already gave me ****.
    If only I'd known then what I know now...except none of this existed back then.

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    Default Re: There's something about moving dirt that makes me smile.

    Dirt ?????

    Keep your air filters in good shape and make sure there are no leaks in the intake.
    Have fun
    "If you're not making any mistakes then you're not doing anything"

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    Default Re: There's something about moving dirt that makes me smile.

    Great picture, I love digging in the dirt too, one of my favorite things.

    What kind of box scraper are you using?

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    Default Re: There's something about moving dirt that makes me smile.

    The scraper is a 72" manual Gearmore. I'm very happy with it.
    If only I'd known then what I know now...except none of this existed back then.

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