Monday, 11 July 2011

The answer lies in the soil


As luck would have it, I arrived at Jiggi the same day as the bloke with the back-hoe, grader and truck to re-align Bill & Lesley's driveway. Coming ready or not!


So, a couple of loads of road-base and blue-metal later, we were off into the 'big-smoke' to check out the price of decorative stones for the extended drive and carport extension. Landscaping establishments are wonderful places to visit. All I had to do was wander, and let my friends do all the haggling. The differences in price for various 'stones' from three outlets was astounding, seeing they originally all came from the same supplier.

Oops! Need to tell you that the chick on the front-end-loader was at one of the landscaping joints - not the bloke doing the drive-way. She was a delight to watch. Never seen a woman control one of these little beauties before!

10 comments:

Rae Walter said...

Love the top shot. Looks like lots of work is going on here but no doubt very satisfying. Reminds me of all we have to do down on the farm.

Jack said...

I was wondering if you had lost it, with your bloke comment about a woman. But, you recovered nicely.

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, I'm with Jack, you had me confused for a few minutes about the bloke with the backhoe. LOL
I've got some rock I can't even give away, but there are plenty of people out there buying it.
Sigh.
Love your photos as always, Julie!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

brattcat said...

it amazes me what you turn into art.

Ann said...

Glad you clarified that. Kept thinking that doesn't look like a bloke.

J Bar said...

Great piles of stuff. :)

Thérèse said...

So much fun when you don't have to make a choice...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

She looks like she is definitely in charge of that front end loader thing!! Good on her.

Virginia said...

Love the piles, love the portrait.... a whole lot!

Steffe said...

This is great.