First my lawn furniture!!!
And then Here.
Oh Those Thievin' Bastards!!!
Is There No Justice??!!!
We bought this house in the country in 1995. It's on top of a hill. Our front yard slopes and Roy decided to level it in 1999.
To level it up takes a lot of dirt, rocks and hard back breakin' work. We had some rocks. Roy had dug up all the ones in the yard that were a hazzard to the mower....that I...when I mowed...back then I did....would run over. So we had a huge pile of rocks but not enough to build up the front yard.
Roy scoured the ditches for more...it's in the ditch...it's free.
He slowly raised the yard. I have no idea just how high it is...he's told me but I've forgotten.
We had to buy dirt. LOTS OF DIRT!!
He would park his car out on the "build site" to draw attention from the neighbors...to show off his work.
He had it just where I wanted it. I have a problem with buying dirt...that shits expensive!! Then he decided he wanted to go 3 feet higher. That meant we had to move a tree.
And more rock huntin' and more dirt buyin'!
I had planted flowers in the edge of the rocks and when he went higher he left me enough room to continue to plant flowers and vining plants. He has planted redbud trees across the top of the ridge. It has turned out quite nice.
We are pleased.
This last spring he was cleaning out the ditches in the West Fence line when he saw a rock pokin' outta the ground. He dug it up and left by the highline pole. It was pretty good sized. He was gonna move it up to the yard but just hasn't done it yet.
A week or so ago I saw two men scourin' the ditches and pickin' up rocks. I watched them for a bit from my car...they never saw me.
How can you miss a Bright Red Car sittin' in the middle of the road?? They were intent in their search for rocks.
I mentioned it to Roy. He wasn't really concerned as they were takin' the rocks from the South Ditch....he didn't need those.
But Those Thievin' Neighbors Took His Rock!!!! It was huge!
And on a steep ditch! But it was his and he wanted it!!
He started to worry about our front yard. Did they take any from there? He went out to look but couldn't tell if they had....he double checked again this am!!
I told Roy we needed to bait them!! Set out one he didn't want and wait....he's still mullin' that over!
Those Thievin' Bastards!!
He didn't like it so well when it happened to him!!
But my lawn furniture....That seems to be okay for them to steal!!
That's his story and he's stickin' to it!!