Friday, November 07, 2014

Holy crap!

We got a new septic tank last week! It has been crazy around here lately, what we fencing and horse stalls being built, and pigpens being winterized, and now this...

When we had our septic tank pumped out last spring, we discovered it was pretty much crap. Bahahaha, sorry. It was on its last legs. So we got a new tank before winter set in. First they moved our entire front deck, which I couldn't bear to watch. Then, after taking out the old tank, they dug an ENORMOUS hole  

That patch of front lawn won't be looking good anytime soon.

There were lots of heavy vehicles coming back and forth. And when the hole was all ready, this truck came...

And there's the new concrete tank!

It was fun watching it being lifted into the hole!

Ta da!

When the tank was all buried, they lifted the deck back into place. I could hardly watch! But now it's all done and we can rest easy. The last tank was about 60 years old, so we may not outlive this one.

And these two should be arriving next week:

Girl pony and boy pony! Our newest OSPCA adoptions.  I'll let you know when they arrive.

Happy weekend!


  1. There's never a dull moment on your farm!

  2. Our lawn is all chopped up too due to a septic being put in. I wonder if it will ever look good again? One more expensive 'fun' project. The ponies are going to be a new experience for you guys. You must be getting excited.

  3. I witnessed one septic tank installation and that was enough. I didn't have to move a deck though.

  4. I feel your pain. We've recently had one installed up at our barn. Ours was plastic, and the soakaway pipes covered about half an acre. It's all back to lawn now, but it took a while. I now have Moles to deal with, instead of JCB's.

  5. Look at all the fun you've been having! Now you get to look at mud until the snow settles in. When they delivered my new tank, it was so huge I told them to just attach it to the back of the house and I'd use it as an extra room. Empty, of course. Anyway, they sure do hold a lot of crap!

  6. Ah yes, I remember that! We still have the resultant heap of earth too. Why does it always seem at least twice as big as the hole it came out of??

  7. Lots of work and mess . But at least it is all done now . I like your house and your closed in porch . Oh I love Mini ponies . I have a question ? Does the OSPCA help you with any thing for taking in these animals or do you just take them in and Pay for everything their food and shelter vet bills ! Just wondering it must get pretty pricy taking in and looking after all these animals . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

  8. You have such a pretty place. It would be hard to watch your yard being torn apart. Looks like they did a neat job though. The ponies are so cute!

  9. Wow, lots of excitement (and fuss). It must be good to have the septic tank behind you, and the ponies ahead of you.

  10. Your photos are so pretty that it looks like no work is involved. Hah!

    The ponies! I can't wait!

  11. This made me chuckle and brought up childhood memories of growing up in Gaspé. The septic tank was right off (and I mean right off) the back step and every couple of years Dad and neighbours would be digging it up. What a stench. LOL. I don't recall it being concrete or replacing it, but I was young... and it was many decades ago. Glad this is over and done with for you and your family!


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