May 05, 2008

Rock, and more rock

We spent the weekend moving rock. Put in a dry creekbed...
(we're still waiting to be able to plant...still freezing at night....maybe another two weeks)

then we salvaged this trailer load of rock (approximately 2500 pounds) to use as a path.

This is how the rock looks installed at our friend's house. (the path will be awesome) The rock we salvaged was in the throw-away pile. Unbelievable.

I'm tired.

25 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

That is hard work, moving rock..Your doing a wonderful job, it looks beautiful.

Lisa B. said...

I can't wait to see your job finished! It is going to be awesome!!! "Throwing away" rocks is a funny idea to me. (Don't throw away too many...we won't have any ground left to stand on!) I guess I'm in a silly mood today. I know you will make wonderful use of them.

letitiah said...

wow, a fantastic salvage! you must've worked up a sweat!

T said...

Wow, that fireplace is absolutely gorgeous!!

Kellybot said...

The first 2 pictures look like a movie set!

THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

That looks exhausting!!

Eamon said...

As someone who loves digging, what a great way of spending the weekend (good exercise too, out in fresh air ..).. Hope you feeling OK, though - didn't over do it.

Eamon said...

And good luck with the job overall ..

Cicada Studio said...

Where are you putting your new hot tub?!

High Desert Diva said...

Oh...a hot tub would be nice for this sore, old body!

Doing ok, overall.

Need to wash another side to the house and then paint...home improvement is never ending.

Victoria said...

I admire all of your hard work! And the photo of the dual sided fireplace is gorgeous!

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

I love rocks! ;) I can relate to how tired you are - we just installed granite in our back yard ourselves a couple weekends ago and I made a river run out of riprap. Fun times, but oh so exhausting.
Feel well - look forward to seeing the completing of your work!
☼ Rocki

Simply Wired Custom Jewelry said...

...and you should be tired! I am really loving reading your posts and seeing all of these photos of your house and your progress. It makes me want to go do a big project on my home!! Alas, my husband is working 7 days a week right now, and I need his help for a lot of it, so I'll need to wait for about 3-4 more weeks.

Sarah McBride said...

what a great haul! that fireplace is fantastic. Cant wait to see the path!!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

What a totally cool idea....Love this. And so green and eco-friendly!

Mrs.French said...

Gorgeous...I can't wait to see the path. Your friend's fireplace is wonderful!

Mississippi Songbird said...

I'm blog surfing. you have a cool blog.. Thanks for sharing.. Have a great week.

Karine said...

Wow, you are tackling some major projects! Just looking at that rock is making me tired...

I am proud of you for finishing your painting of the front of your house - it looks great!

That is a beautiful fireplace.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

What an extraordinary fireplace...I can't believe that rock was 'discard'...what a find!!

Looking forward to see what magic you will create out of it..

Sending "Rub A5-35 wishes" to your tired and sore muscles after all that hauling and hard work!

Hey Harriet said...

That sounds like dirty back breakin' work! Can't wait to see the end result! We'd pay a fortune for rocks like that over here at a landscape supplies place. That's a super score!

picciolo said...

hi, I've just been catching up, you have been busy! The front of your house looks great all painted, the colour looks wonderful. And all those rocks must have been such hard work, great to rescue them from the pile though. I think you deserve a rest today!
: )

M.KATE said...

wow...lots and lots of hard work but I am sure it will all be worth it, cant wait to see the final results. Are you going to plant lots of flowers there? Is the weather permitting, because everyone seems to be having some post on flowers for spring, or they have a whole bush of lavender and roses, all i do is look at my poor neglected garden.

Fog and Thistle said...

That fireplace is pretty freaking amazing!

Chucka Stone Designs said...

YAHOO!!! Wow, I can not tell you how much you are my recycle/reuse/repurpose inspiration! Those rocks are going to be fabulous for a path and you saved them from being thrown away. Now it is true rocks will eventually go back into the Earth but why waste anyway? Beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the plantings in a few weeks :)

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Lucky you! I love working with rock! Your home/land is looking so nice! I would love to have a house big enough for a fireplace like that! LOL