Then there are those times when it would have been better not to turn the key! Tom thought it would be a good time to deepen the ditch.  Neighbours made bets on how long it would take to get it out!
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"Nuggets" such as those above add a challenge to digging at Rocky Meadows; now you know why we say, "Lots of rock and little meadow"!

Digging in a waterline to the barn was a big job but it sure was great to get out of carrying water for the herd during the winter.




It took major landscaping work in 1999 to "redesign" the drainage pattern to prevent water from running down the driveway toward the house.

Tom moving the first big snow of the winter of 2000-2001; it is Northern Ontario after all.