Monday, November 3, 2008

Driveway work and Prairie Musings

Work on the driveway has begun. It didn't take too long for problems to arise. It turned out that we were making huge cuts over the top of the hill. I think we would have had a small river valley rather than a road. After some frantic calls to the engineer, excavator, and architect, everything was resolved and now have a very nice, albeit huge looking, driveway. One of the excavators that quoted the project warned me that it was going to look like a super highway until the gravel was down and the area around it was seeded. He was right, take a look at these pictures. Keep in mind this is for a 12' wide driveway.

My mother-in-law was spreading some prairie seeds along the Ice Age Trail this past weekend and with all the work going on with the driveway I got excited about trying to seed the hill with prairie grasses. I ran out and collected 5 gallons of prairie seed from one of Tasha's colleagues and we're going out tomorrow to collect more. Some cooler heads warned me to slow down with the seeding until we had a nice seed mix selected. Well, it seems nice seed mixes run about $1500 per acre so I'm going ahead with this haphazard seeding plan. We should have enough for the area bounded by the driveway, our property line and the trees on the western edge of the property.


Blogger Tami said...

Wow! That's so exciting to see the first ground breaking work! And it looks like Coleman had a fun ride in the bull dozer! Also happy to see short sleeves in November :)

November 9, 2008 at 6:49 PM  

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