Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Husband's Rock


We have a lot of spring clean up to do around our place. Included in those clean up plans are the moving of some of the goats to new locations, such as this one. Goats are great for cleaning up woody and weedy areas. Set a handful free, and they can chomp it down in no time!

Each time my husband mowed the area where he is standing in the photo he would hit a rock. He tried to cover the rocks up with top soil. Nothing seemed to work.

He then told me that he was going to dig the rocks up. He did. There were some large ones! In fact, I think he said seven in total. This particular one is "his boulder."

What you cannot see is the creek that runs along the property line. All of the rocks were moved, placed along the creek bed, using the tractor and bucket. The bucks are going to love their new area, with a creek, and many large rocks to play on.

The dear husband reads the blog from time to time. He asked me last night, "Didn't you post about my big rock?" Here it is...and yes, he worked hard, and he deserves the credit!

9 comments:

Amy said...

We hit rocks all the time here, that is where all of our goat rocks came from though and they of course absolutely LOVE them!

KathyB. said...

You're right, he deserves a LOT of credit and probably some aspirin and a back rub!

Great area for goats, I can picture them jumping and playing King of the Hill on the rocks!

Arnita said...

I don't have any goats, but my little boys always find rocks. Grandma is the one who moves them. They would love your husband's rock! LOL

BT said...

husbands are funny, aren't they. Mine sometimes says 'oh, you can blog about that'. I think he does deserve credit for moving all those rocks. The goats will love it! Came over from KathyB's blog. Such fun here.

Jeannelle said...

What a job, digging up rocks. Thank goodness for husbands who will do jobs like this! You could display this big rock in your house yard.....like a trophy!

Sand Flat Farm said...

What is it with husbands and big rocks? My husband loves to have big rocks laying around for character. Of course,he IS a geologist...

Twisted Fencepost said...

That's one BIG rock!
Dontcha' love it when they get involved? I know I do.

Carolina said...

Sounds like goatheaven ;-)

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

He definitely worked hard on those rocks. He was pretty determined that he was going to win over, and he did.

We used to own a property that we said "grew rocks." Very large rocks were common, and seemed to surface in short periods of time (months). Thankfully we do not have that issue here. I do think rocks are beautiful. But they are not good for mower blades when they jut up our of the ground in the unexpected places.