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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

“There’s a Hole in My Driveway, Dear Lila, Dear Lila…

There’s a Hole in my Driveway, Dear Lila, a hole.

Then Fix it! Dear Henry, Dear Henry.  Then Fix it, Dear Henry. Fix It.”

Yup – you guessed it, not only do have young children but I also have a hole in my driveway. 

Last week Frank showed up to work around the orchard and came in to ask me why our driveway was full of water.  “Water, what water?”  Sure enough – a good portion of our asphalt was soaked and a decent puddle was forming in the lawn. 

 

Crap. 

 

A water line broke.  Unfortunately, we are not new to having this happen.  We had one break a few months before we build our new house and it created some good times of course.

001  Luckily, our friends of Doherty Trucking and Excavating came over right away that afternoon and we realized that the line was definitely busted under the driveway – our two year old asphaltic driveway of course.  So, the mini excavator came over and started to dig – right in the middle of our two year old asphaltic driveway.  003   Our initial hole was slightly off (we had dug trenches in when we built the house for putting our heating system into the house and the sheds.  Since our soil is mainly clay, the water was taking the path of least resistance – aka, through the old trenches, creating a slightly misleading trail.) and in the end it looks a bit like an apple tree…if you use your imagination…006 Sure enough, eight feet down, our pipe had a decent crack right in the bottom of it.  Jared removed the broken piece and spliced in a new one.  After two tries, the splice took and we had water once again – and a hole in the middle of our 2 year old asphalt driveway.  082 On the bright side – this could have happened DURING apple season, instead of just before it.083  Here’s the hole as it’s getting filled in. 

So, when you pull up and you notice a big patch of gravel – you’ll know the story of the hole in our driveway.

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