Thursday, August 21, 2014

What would you think

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

18 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

Glad that it solved the problem...but the arms are weird!! :)

Duni said...

haha...spooky :)
We've had so much rain, our garden is a field of mud!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

OH....I love this. What a good Halloween/Sleepy Hollow type story is running through my head right now!!

Glad to read that the flooding fix works!!! [the brown sod looks like what our yards look like around here with the drought!]

Lin said...

It's a drain tile, apparently. I'm guessing he's sealing the parts????

That's great news that they fixed the flooding. That will ensure a nice lawn going forward--no more mud!! Hooray!

Sandra said...

yippee on no more Rivers... and put this in the back of your mind, one of these shots would be super to Halloweenieize...

Dr Sonia S V said...

You did give me a scare Ann..right out of a horror movie!!

Out on the prairie said...

What a classic shot. I would say he was cleaning out the drain pipe, or just preparing for a horror film.

Grace said...

Water is the most destructive force. At first I thought someone was having a goof - real person, eh? Funny.

Sandee said...

I thought this was going to be a Halloween kind of post and the arms weren't real. Then...they are real. Creepy indeed.

Have a terrific day Ann. My very best to Duke. ♥♥♥

Donna said...

Good grief, that looks creepy and dangerous! I hope the sides of that hole are supported so that the guy doesn't get buried accidentally.

Ginny said...

YES, finally fixed!!! If your neighbors have to have this grate right in the middle of their yard, at least they are having some fun with it!

Marg said...

That is really scary. Weird looking. Glad they got it all fixed for you. Have a great evening.

A Quiet Corner said...

An awesome pic though!!!! Imagine if it was Halloween????...:)JP

BeadedTail said...

That's kinda weird! Glad it's fixed the water problem though!

SweetMarie said...

that's pretty freaky!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Was Duke disappointed with not getting the digging contract?

Sheryl Hastings said...

If I looked out and saw that I'm not sure if I would have ran over to help, or run for fear in the other direction!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

LOL, I thought it was an early Halloween prank! Good to hear no more flooding for you or your neighbour!

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