Now it was time to get the ring finished. The drainage trenches that Dave dug in the middle of the winter sometime were now pushed back and Dave did a final rough grading before Dave Frey came out with the the magic machine; the lazer grader. A really slick machine that uses a lazer level to adjust the grader. My Dave had done a pretty good job with the rough grading that it only took Dave Frey about and hour and a half to finish the job ;) Over the weekend Dave Frey came back with a vibrating roller to compact the base. This week we get the sand and except for building the banks and landscaping the arena will be done.
|The Lazer Grader|
|Dave & Dave riding the vibrating roller|
|Looking from the NW corner to the SE. Last pic before the sand!!|
As you may recall, we put in a tile line to help dry out the area near the ditches. To further improve the footing in the area Dave brought over some topsoil to bring up the ground even more. Unfortunately the top soil was loaded with stones which took a few hours to pick up. I felt like I was cleaning a giant outdoor stall picking out stones with a pitchfork!
The sand will be delivered this week and Dave hopefully will finish prepping the site for the dome wall so that can get poured the end of the month and between all of that we have a horse trials to get ready for ;)
|Prepping the dome site by digging the subsoil and moving it down the hill to level the area|
Stay tuned for more details on these and other projects on the farm.