We have the oddest clay soils here in the Basin. When it gets wet, it doesn’t make mud—it makes muck. Muck is all at once exceedingly slippery, sticky, dense, and heavy. After a bit of sun and wind, muck’s surface can appear powder-dry, but that’s only an illusion masking the muck, as many a luckless driver can attest. Hubby recently stuck his drill truck in some very deep muck! It took seven hours, four men, and a trackhoe to extricate said truck from the muck.
“He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” –PSALM 40:2