Skiddy Heads To My Cousin’s Place To Do Some Road Repairs

Wednesday May 8, 2024 Guerneville CA.

I got my ear plugs and was headed out the yard in Skiddy. I was headed up to my cousin’s place to do some repairs and erosion control on one of her roads and work on her driveway a bit to improve the drainage on it.driveway

I had to drive Skiddy all the way to the top of the ridge where my cousin lives, a little over a half an hour or so.road


I tackled the driveway first and mostly just worked on getting the water to drain off it, when it rains, much better than it was.skiddy

Rutted road

I then worked on this road that was full of ruts. The ruts weren’t very deep. I filled them in and made sure no more rain water would come down this road.rutts

This one was also badly rutted. I’d hopped to make this road better, but I ran into big rocks on the right in the ground, so had to fix it the best I could. It is much improved and the water now goes down on the left in a sorta ditch and not down the road anymore.road5

It was after five when I got done and headed towards home. I still  had a couple things to do on the way home.

I exposed this blue clay a bit at a spring. Barry said he wanted some blue clay and I turned some up with Skiddy as I cleaned off the road.clay6

I turned these nice chucks of blue clay up.clay7

I continued on towards home doing a couple more repairs on the way.

This is the road I traveled headed towards home.road8


I was almost home when I ran into my brother Tom who was on his way up to see if I was still alive. I was out a bit later today.

Bumper scars

I had to stop to close the gate as I left our family property and noticed the bumper has some more scars on it from backing into big trees. The bumper seems to be strong enough and not bending when I hit things. So far, so good. It’s doing it’s job.bumper

Nice day.

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2 Responses to Skiddy Heads To My Cousin’s Place To Do Some Road Repairs

  1. Judith says:

    That IS blue. I looked up blue clay. You’re not in the Sierra Nevadas, right? Well, it’s an interesting substance. I’ll keep reading.

    • Bob says:

      No, I’m in the coastal range. Blue clay is found near springs as the water is what makes it out of soil.

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