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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I Got Clay!

As I ran a short errand yesterday I had a nice surprise coming home.
A grader man improving our road.
It always washes here so they are building the road up
and recutting drainage to divert the water.
Hopefully that will work.
Recutting the ditches and reshaping the road.
It's great. 
I suppose not many people get as excited about red clay as I do.
When it dries it will be a nice firm road.

15 comments:

jean said...

Would you send the graders our way please? Our farm road needs it! Your road looks good. I know what you mean about the red clay. Packs hard almost as good as concrete.

Buttons said...

Love the pics we have gravel and it gets full of pot holes. I would love to have red clay. B

Sandy said...

Red clay makes for great roads. We have plenty of red clay here, and it always ends up inside our home. The winds blows it in or we track it in on the bottom of our boots/shoes. Great country side pictures.

Lynne said...

Small pleasures, rich red rewards!

Country Gal said...

Love the look of it so reddish orange and rich looking . We have paved roads here in our village but when I was on our hobby farm all there was , was gravel roads . Up farther from us there is a place called Clay hills and that's exactly what it is hills naturally made of just clay it is awesome as a kid we go play there all the time ! Have a good day !

Irene said...

That red clay looks good. It looks just like a tennis court only a lot more sturdy. I'm sure it's a joy to drive on. xox

LindaG said...

They're supposed to do our road, too; but it will be some sort of pavement as we already have that. They've painted marks. Now we just wonder when they start.

Lucky you. Congratulations on your nice roadbed!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

We have sand and gravel....not so great!

I bet it does 'pack' well!

Love the last pic especially. :o)

Have an enjoyable day sweetie...we've got a cold front a'comin'!

God bless ya :o)

Farm Girl said...

here I was thinking that you got clay to do sculpting. I thought Wow, you are so talented. Red clay roads are just as nice though :)

TexWisGirl said...

they grade the back road here a lot, too. always washing out and rutting up. hope yours sets well!

Terri Buster said...

Oh red clay...I know thee well! That's the stickiest ickiest stuff God ever made, but it will sure pack down to a good hard road if driven over enough.

Sandra said...

back in the fifites we lived on a red clay road, and listen to this horror. they used to spread black oil on it to make it harder. i love the colors in the last pic

Sue said...

I do love a red clay road, and it looks like you've got one!

=)

carolina nana said...

Looks like that road will be very slick if it gets wet !!
How is Marcy doing these days ?
Blessings
Marilyn

Pat said...

Wow - that'd definitely RED clay! Whatever floats your boat, yes?

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