The Zen Of Trenching

Thursday, 10 July 2003, 9:26 | Category : Life
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I haven’t had the energy for political rants lately. Or the collectiveness of mind that would let me say anything beyond “Republicans blablabla…”. What I’ve been doing is going home after work, almost every day for the past several weeks, and working in the yard. The latest project was a 130′, 20″ deep, 6″ wide trench for the electricians to run the power line for the pool pumps and (hopefully) my new workshop. I rented a Ditch Witch from the local Home Depot, and soon discovered that while it works great on level, dry ground without roots or hard packed clay, once you get outside those parameters, it becomes a very different beast.