Rock City. See?
Sunday, Mrs. FC and I rode out to our friend's property to take him up on an offer of rocks. Billy has scratched out a small pond and a clearing on his gorgeous rocky, swampy property nearby. In the process, his backhoe had pulled up a bunch of limerock boulders which he piled up for us.
Gathering them is not a chore you want to do in the summer heat and humidity with a blue million mosquitoes flying around your head, but this time of year is bug free and naturally airconditioned ... perfect weather for rock gathering.
(Photo by Mrs. FC)
It was a beautiful day and before we gathered rocks, we took a walk around Billy's property. I'll post about the property itself later this week. It is a unique piece.
The selection of rocks was great with both small and large stones and we had to control ourselves so we didn't overload the battered, but faithful trailer attached to the JEEP. I wasn't sure how much weight the WILLSKIDMAYPOP trailer tires could carry.
Heading home with rocks!
Not sand, but rocks!!!
I know you are shaking your head at our lithoelation, but you have to understand rocks are scarce in Florida. Oh, there's several thousand feet of marine limestone beneath our sand, but Florida is newly emerged from the ocean. The result is the rock is still buried and intact, not exposed and broken like ... well, about everywhere else.
Back home at PFHQ with our treasure. We could have put a few more in, but were being cautious on this first haul.
I'll be going back for the big ones ASAP. For now, these will be stockpiled for a couple of landscaping projects we are planning.
After we gathered our rocks, we called Billy and invited his family out for barbeque chicken, corn on the cob, Greek potato salad, green salad, and brownies.
That was good too.