Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rocks, Rocks, Everywhere

When someone asks, "Hey, Scott. Do you want all the river rock we're taking off this giant building's roof?" you know the answer is going to be, "Sure!" After all, why would anyone turn down three dump truck loads of FREE river rock? The rock was delivered to us on Monday, Sept. 19.
The rocks were placed in a very neat pile on the south side of the barn.
So Pretty!
We're not exactly sure what we're going to do with all of the rock but we know we can use it. One possibility is the creation of a retaining wall for the cottonwood flower bed using Gabion Walls.
Scott is researching this option; we're not sure that the small size of the rocks in our stockpile will work with commercially-available gabion baskets. Raise your hand if you have learned a new word today:  gabion!

According to Wikipedia:
A gabion (from Italian gabbione meaning "big cage"; from Italian gabbia and Latin cavea meaning "cage") is a cage, cylinder, or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil for use in civil engineering, road building, military applications and landscaping.  

Whatever we decide to do, we'll probably need to rent a Bobcat - so at least I'll have something to blog about! 
Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!

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