Even though the sun shone each day, the ground underfoot stayed wet and slippery during the three-day process. The boulders were caked with mud. Sometimes a layer of snow would get packed on their sides as they were rolled along, turning them into giant, chocolate-coconut bonbons.
I might have been depressed by the sight of the finished work, mud-coated as it was, but I knew it would look better with time. The section of wall I completed last April for Cochecho Country Club, in the spring mud season, now looks clean and bright thanks to the through washing it got from summer rains and to the classy job of landscaping by Tony P. and his maintenance team. Thanks also to Matt N. from Maine for joining me in the latest ‘mud follies’ construction.