It's been an exciting day as Terry Snow did the dirt work needed to expand the dog yard. Here are some "before and after" images showing what was accomplished today. These are views of two different areas of the yard, shot from the same location:
Housing Area Before Dirt Work
Housing area after dirt work
Play area before dirt work
Play area after dirt work
Through the course of my employment I’ve witnessed some pretty amazing feats of civil engineering and skilled machinery operation. I’ve marveled at the power of the “yellow iron” and the ability of skilled operators to apply that power efficiently and effectively to “git ‘er done”. Alaska offers some of the most challenging problems on earth and Alaska’s operators who cope with those challenges each and every day are among the most skilled operators on the planet.
To a large extent Terry was working in very close quarters, bound by the presence of one of my free run pens on one side, and the housing yard on another. Although I moved the two dogs closest to where he was working, the others needed to stay in place if possible.
Terry did an excellent job for me, and now my own work begins again. It's time to put the fences back up, set up some new houses and circles, and plant some grass to prevent the work from being destroyed by erosion. I s'pose I'd best "git 'er done".