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Out Our Way: Beware of the barrow ditch - Proverbs 4:27


September 21, 2018

Out our way, the roads are usually two lanes at most and on either side is a barrow ditch. Out our way, some folks call ’em “Borrow” ditches as they “borrowed” the soil from them to form the raised road bed. Works for me.

Most times, you don’t need to worry about the ditches, but in winter it can be a real hazard especially with a horse trailer behind you. Black ice can be treacherous and in some of our winters the asphalt is buried under so much ice, you can’t see the tar. Its times like these driving is real tricky.

I recall driving a lonely patch of road and hitting some...

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