Got Stones?

Anak

Stranger
NAXJA Member
I have acquired another hobby. My body objects, but I am working on proving I still don't belong in the UOB club.


And I am helping The Varmints build character.






















These blocks were old 60 years ago. They were part of a hotel that was demolished in the 1960s. I have no idea how old they were then. I love the moss and lichen growing on them.


They are going to become the side of my irrigation canal. I am hoping there are enough to take care of the entire length of the canal.


I think I have picked up about half the pile. I have done six truckloads so far. I think each load has gone over 2,000 lbs. My guess is that I am moving somewhere between 25-30,000 lbs of stone. One more excuse not to hit the gym.


Of course, The Varmints would like to have me committed at this point...
 

David_Bricker

PSR Fire Marshall
Board of Directors
NAXJA Member
A. It's too cold to be outside.
B. The stones look too heavy.
C. This is the reason why the world has mechanized equipment.


David Bricker / SYR
 

Anak

Stranger
NAXJA Member
A. It's too cold to be outside.
B. The stones look too heavy.
C. This is the reason why the world has mechanized equipment.


David Bricker / SYR
Lamentably, believe it or not, it is not cold enough outside.

The stones are located toward the rear of a really deep lot, but I can't drive to them because the ground is not frozen solid. It would make my life much easier because then I could get a trailer back there with a lower deck height. But no, I have to go about it the hard way. No close access. No trailer. No mechanized equipment.

As to "too heavy", well, that is the challenging part, but it is a sort of challenge I like. All I need is a bit of leverage.
 

Skwerly

New member
I like it. A lot. And the varmints don't know it yet, but they'll remember this forever and, eventually, fondly. :D
 

Anak

Stranger
NAXJA Member
I did a lot of similar work with my dad, building creek crossings out of native stone. That involved a lot of the same labor.


My dad said the family has a long of history of making little ones out of big ones.


Might as well keep the tradition going, right?


:rolleyes:
 

peterjford

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
Make sure you save one stone for each Varmint and tell them they have to take it with them when they move.
 

Anak

Stranger
NAXJA Member
I wonder if Varmint #1 would notice if I added one in among his power supplies, oscilloscopes and other electronic boat anchors.
 

Bent

Only Slightly Psychotic
NAXJA Member
Volunteer Leader
Chapter BOD
Make sure you save one stone for each Varmint and tell them they have to take it with them when they move.
Give them a chisel and a hammer so they can put their names on them.
That way when the time comes they won't mix them up.
 
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