worn out farmer
GOLD Site Supporter
I can dig 18-24" but then you hit the layer of rock the glaciers left behind with all the fossils in it. Tough damn rock to beat through but most places it is only about 12" thick. I beat 2 sets of teeth to death on my backhoe cutting the ridge down coming through the woods and digging the septic tank hole. The big hickory stumps actually came out easy since they could not get a tap root any deeper than that shelf rock. The power co. ended up bringing in a hammer on a backhoe to bust holes for the poles up top. If you dig a nice ring around that stump it will come out. Too bad the tree is not still on it.