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Response to csziggy (Reply #13)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:49 PM

14. I hear you

Way back, when I bought my farm in eastern CA, we had no idea there was so much decomposed granite in the soil. The giveaway should have been the many large granite boulders/outcroppings we had around. Down the road from the mountains of Kings Canyon National Park.

Middle of summer, when there had been no rain for months, and temperatures regularly hitting 100. We (as in, my husband at the time) needed to put up board fencing for the horses. We had just bought a beautifully restored little 1951 Ford 8N tractor, with a front end loader, and multiple attachments, including a brand new auger.

Ended up breaking 3 tips off the auger before figuring out you needed to drill a little bit, fill the hole with water, wait for it to sink in, then drill a little more. 8 ft posts, needing to go 3 ft in the ground. Took forever to get one small pasture fenced. Lots of him hanging off the auger, while I ran the tractor. I don't miss the ex, but I sure miss that tractor.

Makes drilling the red clay of Kentucky feel like a breeze!

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