Rain Garden Work Party 1

Day’s Verse:
God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.

Isaiah 40:30-ish

I was absurdly overoptimistic in thinking we’d be able to get those piles off our driveway today. I have to laugh at myself, in retrospect, so naively expecting to have just a few people — almost all women, none extremely athletic — dig a 50-foot long, 22-inch deep trench, plus a 25-square-foot, 2.5-foot-deep pond; finish the French drain; and set up the dirt for the pond. HA!

Not that I’d rate today as a failure at all. No, I’d say it was a huge success. We all worked incredibly hard and did amazing work. Instead of using words, I resort once again to pictures. For those with short attention spans, I offer the before and after pictures. Beneath the fold are more pictures.

BEFORE (actually, people had already been at work for a good half hour already):
Early On 1

Early On 2

AFTER:
End of Day 1

End of Day 2

A huge thank-you to everybody who came and helped dig today. It was really, really hard work, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

More pictures of us working hard beneath the fold. Continue reading “Rain Garden Work Party 1”