Remember when I said I didn't know why we had flags marking the utilities in our garden
since they weren't going to dig in the new fiber lines for our internet and TV? Well, apparently, it was deemed necessary to put the new fiber underground for us and a few of our nearby neighbors.
They bored under everything in our garden to the house where they dug a hole and pulled the fiber up. Just like our phone company did last year. However, they dug much bigger holes in the alley this year. I was surprised to see this parked out back.
This is the boring machine going under the whole garden to the house.
Here is where they drilled the line to. This is a bigger hole by the house than I was expecting. The bouncing betties will have to spread to fill in next year. Tip: don't plant anything you can't sacrifice or that won't recover beside the place where your utilities come out of the ground.
Fiber line waiting for the box installers.
This process was done over a week's time.
As for the alley, I'm just going to look at it as free cultivation for the seeds I'm collecting to plant out there next spring. Sigh. I'm really glad I decided against making a bed for the asparagus in the alley.
The guys working on our fiber were very friendly, let me take photos and talked gardening with me. One guy in particular told me, "I really like your back yard." They did all they could to not disrupt anything more than necessary.
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