Our rural (non-county-maintained) road was badly in need of repair. Deep potholes, bumps, general roughness... everyone's vehicles were getting pretty worn after bumping along this mess for two miles.
So the neighbors all pitched together and bought six 12-yard dump trucks full of 3/4-minus gravel. A truck-driving neighbor ("D") is talented at using the dump to spread the gravel evenly.
How this is done is to raise the dump bed but keep the back latch open only a few inches...
...then drive slowly forward so the gravel spreads in a nice even layer on the road.
Unfortunately this means all the bumps and potholes are still there, just covered with gravel. So this morning, while Don and I worked on tankards, both our girls joined "D" and his wife "S" and spent hours in the hot sun, raking gravel and filling holes. I was proud of the girls for doing such tough work.
As you can see, what a vast improvement!
To celebrate a job well done, D and S brought over their ice cream maker and S made orange sherbet. We set it outside on the porch to churn. Here Thor doesn't understand where the noise is coming from.
The ice cream was fabulous -- tasted just like orange creamsicles.
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tub generic Cool-Whip topping
1 liter of orange crush soda
Freeze according to the directions on the ice cream maker. Yum!