|Loading gravel into dump trailer to take to road.|
It feels like the necessary sacrifice to have a road to our home: this tending of it. It is a gravelly road, one that follows an old wagon trail and then trade route west, and it goes through fragile ground. In rain we have to watch it like a hawk as one branch stopping up the ditch (lined with stone) can wash out a ton of gravel. This month we are adding new gravel to the steep parts that have become clay-slick. (We tell friends arriving: as in life, do not hesitate!)
|Following the dump trailer after gravel has been released.|
This road, though, is an induction to our ranch, one that slows us down and reminds us of who else lives here.