I know what ya mean. I'd love some rocks for borders, etc, but we have to BUY 'em here! I pick 'em up when I see 'em too.
Yep, that is nice. I'd do something with that little cabin though. Anything like that around this place gets some sort of door and a few chickens as residents.NICE walk to the "cabin" Gramma!
WHEW! that stinksAround here when the pioneers were building stone houses, they found the stone in the riverbed 5 miles away just naturally split into nice, even, 12" thick chunks when they cut it. So they'd cut facer stones out of the river bed in August when the water was low, pile it on the banks, and take them home on sleds in the winter to put on the house next spring. Pretty well all the stone houses here are like that.
Rented a new farm off Dad's cousin this spring, 5 year lease, rent-free. Couldn't afford to pay rent on it because of the stones... hasn't been worked for 40 years. We had to get an excavator in for two days to pick the biggest ones (off 50 acres). Most of the ones he dug up were 6' in diameter or better, sitting right at the surface. Got at least 30 of them, plus a whole bunch smaller, and left the ones we can get ourselves with the loader.
Right next to this farm is a 70 acre field the local tile operator tiled about 10 years back. Had just bought a new Bron tiling machine, I think there were about 40 in the world at that time. The summer he tiled this farm, his sales rep came out to see what was going on, because he had gone through more points that summer than all of their other clients worldwide... combined. Including three in one week on this farm, which was unheard of. Nothing unusual for him, that's just the joys of working on the south edge of the Canadian Shield. He still buys almost a third of their worldwide sales of new points every year just for his one machine.
There you go, rubbing it in... must be nice to be rock poor...Well, here in North central Mass, I have enough rocks for everyone. All you have to do is come get them. I swear they multiply on thier own.