A beautiful half-hour drive north, a hot, windy, sunshiny day, a borrowed landscaping truck (thanks, Josh!), and the four of us working together...a perfect day.
I've never been to a rock quarry before and all I could think was "where's Fred Flintstone and Mr. Rubble?" Silly, I know. :) The friendly quarryman showed us this massive pile of rocks from which to pick from.
We loaded just shy of two tons of rock with our own
I know my arms and shoulders will be sore tomorrow (writing on Saturday night...). My hands are swollen from the heat and the lifting. But paying only a penny per pound to load and haul ourselves? That's only $20 per ton which was a price we could afford! We still need to order a couple yards of soil to fill the bed; existing plants will need to be dug up and replanted, but that will have to wait for another Saturday. Fall starts today which means rain is coming. In fact, it's supposed to rain beginning tomorrow for the rest of the week. Dan will plant grass seed this evening, and, Lord willing, we'll have a front lawn once again. Thankful for progress!
Sorry for this, but I couldn't resist...
Yabba Dabba Do! :)
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