We unloaded the Ditch Witch off the trailer and Jason started trenching. My job was to use the tape measure and make sure the trench was always at least 18" deep, ideally we aim for 22"-24". Although our frost line here is only six inches (and the main water line we tapped into at the road was buried at a depth of six inches) Jason likes to lay our water lines about two feet deep. This is another area where his Canadian roots come out. I guess when you grow up in a place where your water lines had better be at least 8 feet in the ground six inches probably seems like a highly unacceptable depth. So we aim for two feet.
The horses used to find all of our construction projects highly entertaining. Last summer the Big Boys would gather at the fence and watch Jason for hours as he built out the interior of the barn. They were especially fascinated with the nail gun. I guess at this point all of the horses feel like they've seen it all and no longer find any of our projects particularly interesting or entertaining.
Regis, Noble, Slinky and Snappy Gus Thomas, Elfin and Trigger