Friday, February 10, 2006
Sandy Soil Profile
This is pretty typical of anywhere on my place. Recently (geologically) exposed seabottom sands. This is about 2 feet deep, but if I dig deeper, I would pass through about two more feet of sand with the last layer becoming white like sugar. Beneath that layer...say 4- 5 feet down, I hit a 6 inch layer of yellow marine clay. Just below that is chalky limerock laced with marine fossils from the Eocene Era. I have never made it through the limerock....not sure what lies beneath, but I picture lots of limerock to go.
I haven't dug yet at Twig Forest, but I will.
Posted by R.Powers at 6:11 PM