We spent all afternoon removing a 20 foot culvert from the creek. The goose lake, which is filled by the creek and a warm spring and stays open all winter, runs out and down a deep, wide ditch back to the creek. The culvert was starting to rise up out of the ditch and water was starting to run under ground. Not good. Cows in sink holes are not pretty! We have the culvert there because its the only way on to the island. Creek on the west side, lake on the north side, ditch on the east side, and the ditch and creek meet at the south end. It came out a lot easier then we expected. Leave it to a cowboy to figure out how to get a culvert outta the mud and water in one piece! Then we have to clean the mud outta the ditch and put the culvert back in, cover the sides with mud and call it good!
Here he comes.
The culvert that we're going to take out.
The secret weapon. A 25 foot pole.
Digging around the edges of the culvert.
All cleaned up.
Putting the pole in the culvert.
How are we going to keep the pole in the culvert without floating away? What would a cowboy do? Rope it!!
Now what! LOL!
Loop a chain around each end and pick it up.
Lift it out and set it down.
Looking North towards the lake.
The supervisor. Bandit.
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