Jupiter gets right in there when you pick up a shovel.
He can move a lot of dirt and rips out small roots with his snout. The out flung dirt is not always deposited where we humans would like it and one has to be careful not to hit his paws or snout with the shovel.
The trench is for electrical supply to the irrigation system and when we bought the NMWD 10/3 wire I noticed a Klein Tools CL2000 multimeter:
"400A AC/DC True RMS Clamp Meter
True RMS. Backlit display and worklight. Magnetic mount and lead storage. Non-Contact Voltage Tester. Analog bar graph. Measures DC Current" so daughter bought it for me (to use on her projects). I needed a new meter because the one I used for many years will not display readings beyond the decimal point any more. This one is also capable of measuring current and voltage without contact. At least that is what I'm told. A Marine electrical engineer buddy is coming to look at a boat to buy so he can run me through the instructions.
The electrician we used when I worked with my father's crew in the '60s would simply wet his fingers and touch the leads. He could then tell you if the wires carried 110V or 220V or nothing at all. Times have changed - I doubt that "WorkSafe B.C." would want you to try this at home nor anywhere else.
Our "dry slot" seems to have finally broken down: two days ago a smoke tinged damp fog settled in and yesterday was a strange "Scotch Mist" - had the wipers on low speed to drive. Early this morning I woke to a few rain drops so I went out to cover the tools and fire wood pile. In a way there is a feeling of relief because the trees are starting to show signs of stress but it is so easy to get used to leaving stuff out and so dreary to stumble out into rain for months.
Enough about me! How are you guys this morning?
Fall colors and wet in the background
The picture is made up of butterfly and moth wings