I went down to the river yesterday. I figured with it just drizzling, I should at least go move some rocks. There is always rocks to be moved.
It took me an hour and a half to get to the river. I was surprised to see that the water hadn’t really risen after the rains, at least where I’m setup. The flat area, where I stand to dig, is 4 feet below the river level 25 feet away.
I ended up convincing myself to run a few buckets of the overburden had any color. It had color all right. There was enough for my son’s share. I can set him up with a box to run over burden, while I keep digging into my box.