Sunday, October 16, 2005

Daily Farm Photo 10/16/05: It's A Hard Rock Life For Us


Part Of My 'Good Rocks' Pile (Yes, I Collect Rocks)

I have found plenty of nice ones, but this is the rock I have been drooling over for five long years. I pass it every day on my walk through the woods, and I always pause for a split second to imagine it down on the farm. Too bad it probably weighs two thousand pounds and is located on the ridge road 400 feet above us. But a girl can dream, can't she? Maybe someday I'll figure out how to get it down here. Until then, at least I don't have to be too worried about anyone stealing it out from under me.

9 comments:

  1. I love that you collect rocks on a farm. Do you just collects the pretty ones that are in the way when you are working and stuff?

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  2. Can I name the rocks? Huh? Huh?!

    :)

    I collect rocks (small ones) and stones from the places we go on vacation.

    If that's not a reason to PICK ME, I don't know what is...!

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  3. Farmgirl, please accept my deepest apologies for scolding you again about a question you had already answered!! I have not been on my best blogging behavior the past week, but the bake sale is over, all the baby's have been born, and my grandma is going home from the hospital today. WHEW, glad that's over!! So. I should be returning to normal, and I promise to more throughly read through blog comments!!!

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  4. Hi Wendy,
    Somehow I knew you'd understand. There are rocks everywhere here (mostly instead of soil), and I pick out square and flat ones that I can use around the farm. Which leads me to the next comment. . .

    Hi Anonymous,
    Well, one of these days I hope to build a little rock wall somewhere (I just love how they look), but in the meantime, I use them for outlining garden beds and things like this.

    Hi Jeff,
    Oh, okay. I suppose I could let you (a fellow rock collector) name a couple of my rocks. And I suppose that would mean they would then be your Pet Rocks? Would I have to email you pictures and updates about them?

    Have you seen my collection of heart rocks? Click here and here. I've found a lot more since I took those photos. I absolutely, well, heart them! : )

    Hi Cara,
    Oh, no need for an apology at all. I'm just glad things have calmed down a bit for you. Did you say bake sale? Yum!

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  5. I usually collect rocks from (IMO) worthwhile, but inconvenient places. Like the lava field in Hawaii. Note to self: hiking miles of unmarked terrain, in the dark, with a 3lb rock in your hand because your pack is small and full already - not a brilliant idea.

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  6. Susan...you and Chico can be great friends...you both collect rocks :)

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  7. Our new place doesn't have enough rocks. When we moved to our last house, we found a pile with everything from Mt. St. Helens pumice to petrified wood--here, nothing!

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  8. Ooh. That big rock is a beauty. The lot we bought this summer (which we'll be building on in the spring) is about 1/2 mile from a river so we've got lots of rock. I'm sure it will be a joy and a frustration during the construction process. We're looking forward to having some native rock to landscape with!

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