Creating a trench in Connecticut is never easy. I can remember one trench over the last 2o something years of landscaping throughout Fairfield and Litchfield County that went as planned. Any time you’re putting a shovel, trencher or backhoe in the ground, you have to assume obstacles, many obstacles! Here is a picture of one of the trenches we had to dig between house and future chicken coop.
Everything looks good so far but in just a few feet from my final destination and I hit a boulder. I tried to go around it but I couldn’t find another route so I had to take out the backhoe.
The boulder eventually came out but it wasn’t easy. Now I know why I couldn’t get around it, the boulder was over 7 feet along and positioned across my 4″ trench. I expect obstacles but you never wish to find a boulder the size of a small car.