My Mother Always Wanted a Circle Drive

Our driveway is not terribly long, but it is longer than your average driveway especially if you compare it a driveway in the suburbs.  And apparently long enough to cause issues with visitors which we have observed.  We have come to notice that no one likes backing up their vehicle. More times than not, we would have visitors drive through our grass rather than putting their car in reverse and backing back down the driveway.  It was perplexing really, especially for a grass enthusiast like me-the type that would put a sign in her yard that reads “keep off the grass” if a certain husband would let her.  So you can imagine my dismay when someone just didn’t walk on the grass (which I actually quite enjoy and encourage especially barefoot), but drove a 3000 pound vehicle through it.  That same grass that I had been diligently hand watering all summer long! Oy Vey! SMH!

After much analyzing and plotting and planning, we decided to rectify the issue by installing a circle driveway.  We needed new rock for the driveway anyway so why not just bite the bullet and do it all in one fell swoop.

And that’s just what we did!  We called up the guy and ordered two loads of rock.

Rock Truck

My mother called in the middle of this whole ordeal and when I told her we were putting in a circle drive she declared, “I always wanted a circle drive.”  Good to know, Mom.

The husband has skills!  He spread the rock evenly with the tractor with such finesse like a pro.

Circle Drive Tractor

Then he took our trusted farm truck, a ’72 Chevy, and packed the drive a few times.  We may or may not have gotten on the golf carts and raced a few laps on our new ‘track’. 🙂

Circle Drive 72 Truck

Voila!  We now have a circle drive and there is no reason anyone should be driving on my grass. period.

Circle Drive Finished Product

The new circle drive creates prime real estate for a spectacular flower bed, possibly a rose garden with a water feature.  Hmm, the possibilities are endless.  Now to the drawing board for a future project.


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