As the song says, you load sixteen tons, what you get is another day older and deeper in debt. But that's about coal. We did sixteen tons of gravel, and we didn't load it. We spread it so our parking area wouldn't be a mud pit every time it rains. Moving sixteen tons of gravel is a lot of work, but the result is more satisfying than what comes from loading coal, apparently. Still, I think I'll stick with writing.
This is a patch of what the area looked like before.