Since I became a hobby rancher, first in the city on a half acre, now here in the country on five acres, I have wanted one of those signs over my driveway with the ranch name on it. Hokey? Yes, but I still want it. The problem was the driveway. How could I possibly put a carved sign with Buck ‘N Run Ranch over this?
As if the towering Italian gnome trees aren’t hideous enough, look at this driveway. No way do I want to do anything to bring attention to it like putting the ranch name across the it. So after a year of weed whacking the asphalt, we finally scheduled a contractor to re-surface the driveway.
It was like Christmas Eve waiting for Santa this morning. Then the crew arrived.
They brought in heavy equipment.
They first burned all the weeds, scraped them from the cracks and sprayed something on them.
Then the truck arrived with the hot, smelly asphalt and they started to fill the potholes and then lay it over the old asphalt. We had a fiber additive put in the asphalt to help it adhere to the old.
It went pretty fast once the got started.
If I worked on a paving crew this is the job I would want, driving the big roller!
Finally the new driveway and parking pad were in and the crew was gone. In a few hours we went from this:
I need to go sign shopping!