Yellopig Is Free

Or, Recreating A Life From Scratch

Yes, We Have Drainage

OK, from the results of the soil composition test, I now know that I have “sandy clay loam”. That’s an official name, too, and comes from this handy chart:

Soil composition

Soil composition

And I’m at the intersection of 50% sand, 30% clay and 20% silt, or right around the “Y” in clay. So that’s good to know. (And now you know it too!)

So it looks like nobody got too interested in the hole overnight.

Found a small table to cover the hole

Found a small table to cover the hole

And inside, it’s damp but basically empty.

An empty hole

An empty hole

Yay! Or, maybe not quite empty.

Ants in the hole

Ants in the hole

Those are ants. Not the big harvester ants from the other day, these are just regular old, medium sized black ants. I had seen some of them swimming in the water yesterday, and the ones you see there are about half dead ants and half live ones, cleaning up the dead ones. There are more ants, smaller ants, racing around the top of the hole.

Ants around the hole

Ants around the hole

OK, I know there are at least three live ants (and a couple of dead ones) in this picture. Even if you can’t see them, it’s a pretty good close-up of my dirt. And who doesn’t love a good, close-up picture of dirt, eh?

This afternoon, a roadrunner stopped by to snack on the ants, but Rats! when I got my camera out to take his picture, he ran behind a bush. Shy, I guess.

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