Do you remember when you were little and it seemed like the greatest thing in the world to dig a really deep hole? And, do you remember people making cracks about digging to China? Well, I think my boys are taking that as a literal challenge. Although, as they pointed out, China isn't directly opposite North Carolina. I found out (courtesy of this site) that if they keep digging straight through the earth from here in NC they would end up in the Indian Ocean Kind of near AustraliaI think the inspiration for this feat of excavation was that I got excited about the fact that all the previous holes dug by the dogs and kids had almost filled in and the ground was smoothing out. The kids saw the satisfaction on my face when I contemplated not having to dodge holes with the lawnmower and that was all the motivation they needed to start digging again. Starting in late February/early March, the boys started to dig and dig and dig...At least, I only have one hole in my yard. That won't be too hard to dodge while mowing the lawn.
Anyone planning to to put in a pool or a garden? I have an expert team of diggers available.