This whole gravel/rubber mat project has morphed into a far bigger job than I initially intended. I have never been good at half-measures though. Since I had a bit more gravel than I had landscape fabric for, I had the rest put near the barn so I could extend the very first project a bit further. This included pulling all the mats out of the storage shed and adding a couple inches of gravel in here because water tends to puddle in here and cause problems.
I seriously thought about making Ben help me to move the mats, but I couldn't think of a good way to attach him (or the ATV) to the mats. With heavy rain on the horizon, I couldn't take the time anyway so it was just Me, Myself and I with a bit of moral support from the herd. They volunteered to keep the mats from moving on their own and escaping.
There was also one really big, brown rock that I just could not manage to rake smooth no matter how hard I tried. The more I raked this rock, the more raking it needed.
It doesn't really look much different, but there is another 3-4 inches of gravel in the shed.
Which meant it was time to put the mats back and add a couple new ones.
Rubber mats and gravel really are great things, but I don't want to have to move either for a very, VERY long time.
Special thanks to Marco and Mina for the mats and Dave for the back-blade. Now all I need is some Aleve, a hot tub and a really good chiropractor.