I was looking out the back door one day to see if there were any bird on the feeder. At first I thought I must be seeing things
Was I really seeing an arm sticking up from the ground in my neighbors yard?
Why yes, that's exactly what I'm seeing. This was part of the work done in our back yards to relieve the flooding problem we had for years. There is a grate in my neighbors yard for access to the pipe and there is also one in my yard. The one in my yard is round and thankfully it's of to the side and not right in the middleof my yard like this one is.
I'm not sure what he was doing down there but it made for kind of a creepy looking scene so I couldn't resist taking the pictures.
I'm happy to report that all this work paid off. We have not had one river running through our back yard this year. It's been wonderful. Of course we don't have much of a lawn but hopefully next year we will again. It took them forever to get back to put down grass seed because of all the rain we had earlier in the year. We have some grass now but it's not looking so good and we're most likely going to have to reseed. Then we also did an additional drain for the lowest part of the yard which is right by our basement door. That dug up some of the grass that started to grow. Oh well, a temporary inconvenience for a permanent solution