Here is another shot of the iris' that just grow everywhere.
And a yellow batch of them as well.
So he dug the ditch by hand, and unloaded the gravel by hand and then buried it all.....by hand.
This drainage ditch he filled in with gravel about two feet deep. We were losing soil like crazy. But remember we also got six inches of rain in two days, three days apart. So the erosion was horrible. We are hoping the river rock will fix the run off problem and look more natural.
Here is the drainage ditch in the front yard that I use as my little "creek" when we have rain. The plan is to make it a constant flowing creek by making a fish pond and using a pump system to run the water back up stream etc. I will let you now when we start that project and how it turns out. With his brains, and his brawn's, and my eye for detail, plus my creativeness we make a really good team. (well at least I think so.)
Scott tilled the dirt to lay back over the piping. Problem is we are getting ready for a huge storm and if it rains hard, we will lose a lot of this dirt. We need to get grass growing over it soon as possible, but I can't do that over night, I am not THAT GOOD.
Here is the ditch with the gravel over the pipe waiting to be buried with dirt. He banked the dirt to reroute the water flow and I am hoping tonight we will give it a test run. I will let you know how it does, if it works or not. We just have to pray it is not a gully washer that comes through. Plus there are tons of tornadoes right now. People from all over the country (and world) come here to chase them. They pay good money to come see them. Good grief! Watch out Arkansas and Missouri, you're next!