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Old 12-24-2011, 01:45 PM   #381
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You can buy raw stones also. I see them for sale on the Rock Hound websites. Not sure what the prices are. I'm sure it varies quite a bit depending on types and where you order them from. Part of the fun for us is to pick them ourselves and see what they turn out like. Adds to the sentimental value of the finished products, especially if you make things out of them....fun stuff...
They do sell "River Rock" in large bags at Home Depot. I wonder what some of those would turn into after tumbling? Have you ever tried any of those?
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:55 PM   #382
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They do sell "River Rock" in large bags at Home Depot. I wonder what some of those would turn into after tumbling? Have you ever tried any of those?
I have never tried them, but I have read of people doing it. Up here on the Canadian Shield, there are no shortages of free stones. I am an hours drive from a community that regards itself as the Mineral Capital of Canada.
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:58 PM   #383
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I have never tried them, but I have read of people doing it. Up here on the Canadian Shield, there are no shortages of free stones. I am an hours drive from a community that regards itself as the Mineral Capital of Canada.
Bancroft Ontario Canada
Sounds like Nevada, where I was born. Rocks everywhere!
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:59 PM   #384
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Yeah. Great for some, but try digging a hole
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:25 PM   #385
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Speaking of rocks, I need to take a drive up into the canyon and fetch some sizable river rocks for my landscaping project.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:49 PM   #386
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Here in New England there is an old saying. When asking a farmer what he does and he answers farming, the next questions is, "What do you farm?" "Rocks", answers the farmer. All those rock walls are the farmer's crop. Who needs chain link or picket fences.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:49 PM   #387
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Here in New England there is an old saying. When asking a farmer what he does and he answers farming, the next questions is, "What do you farm?" "Rocks", answers the farmer. All those rock walls are the farmer's crop. Who needs chain link or picket fences.
You remind me of the year we "broke" a new field. One mule, pulling a wagon that we followed and threw rocks into. My Dad would make a fresh pass at the field with the tractor and we'd start over with hundreds more rocks. After a week of doing this all day, every day, Dad declared the field ready to plant.

Beautiful rock walls surrounded the entire farm. I remember watching him add to one with those rocks.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:08 PM   #388
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The White Mountains of NH, and the Green Mountains of VT, along with the Blue Hills and Berkshires of Massachusetts are not very high like the Rockies because they broke up and landed in the farmers fields. I love the rock walls. It is an art to build one of them without any mortar.
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Here in New England there is an old saying. When asking a farmer what he does and he answers farming, the next questions is, "What do you farm?" "Rocks", answers the farmer. All those rock walls are the farmer's crop. Who needs chain link or picket fences.
My grandfather always said every place ya see a rock ya won't see a weed!
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That's true. Rocks have chemicals that weeds don't like.
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