Sunday, October 16

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.


  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?

  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...!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. and Chico can be great both collect rocks :)

  6. 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!

  7. 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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