||[Sep. 22nd, 2007|08:53 am]
Some of you might be wondering where I have been all summer... well I have been putting in a foundation under my house in Vt. Unfortunately, this IS Vermont and rocks are a fact of life... I have 3 sizes of 'noticeable' rocks: porpoises, whales, and leviathans. Porpoises I can dig out and roll into a scoop on my tractor. Whales might be able to be dragged by the tractor, but most likely will be broken in 2 or more pieces. Leviathans are REALLY rocks! Say at least 4ft in one dimension, often 2ft thick or more; one is/was at least 12 ft x 8 ft x 3 ft.... I would be dead in the water without 'feathers and wedges' and a good rock drill. Here is a photo:
My Mom took this photo, which is why I had to wear shorts (breaking rock is dusty work... I have to take a shower afterwards, I prefer to avoid having to wash clothes also). You can see the feathers and wedges in a leviathan.