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Old 04-23-2020, 07:36 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by jack View Post
Because you want to start what???
Sorry. I really should proofread before posting.

I am not exactly sure what I typed, but I think it was "I want to plant other things there."
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:03 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by havalotta View Post
Oh ya....fire pit!!! I've never had one but while I was at the camp for the past couple days for a lil breather here I got to thinking and decided.... Since I can't rebuild a brush pile behind the pines where riprap now sits .... I'll build myself a fire pit in front of.... the pines as our division surely wouldn't want to look at a what they probably call a yucky brush pile.

Instead of a critter friendly brush pile I'll have myself some down time (What's that ?) burning debri and..... While shoveling gravel and rocks back into place I noticed some pretty awesome little caves in the new riprap. THOSE I'm leaving for the critters and...intend upon letting some brush grow up in front of them for critter security.
You, of all people, NEED a fire pit. Forced downtime, cuz you are always so busy. I love to chill by the fire. We don't do it often, but it's priceless when we do. Our firepit is actually contraband in the city, but we are well concealed in our back yard and the neighbors have not (yet) turned us in.

The awesome caves are going to attract lots of critters. I hope your water issues are soon resolved. It's been an ongoing problem in West MI as well. Lake MI seems so calm and kind....but she can do some real damage when she's riled.
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