Ann, I would love to see the picture of the rocks that you have in your yard, I hope that you get a chance to get out a take some snaps. You are lucky to have beautiful, big rocks.
Rick, these rocks started out as a tiny little pile because when I began land clearing to make the gardens for the apiary, I just kept throwing them out of my way, and it seemed that I am such a good pitch that they all landed pretty much in the same spot. Then I kept digging out big ones, and I would heft them to that spot, I just didn't know what to do with the rocks, so I piled them. It has now become an obsession (I am obsessive, but not OCD, thank goodness). Many people think and ask if I have humans buried beneath, I smile.
My Brother-in-Law made me a big white cross last summer and he put it on the top of the rock pile, now that made for a lot of good laughs.
This rock pile is probably only about 1/10 of what I have actually gathered. All the rest I speak about have made beautiful rockeries in spots around my acreage. Great for making raised beds. My Sister and I carry rocks all over the place making new spots for gardens, it is fun and yes, I think we both are obsessive about the rocks.
Rick, I cannot identify the rocks because I am not that interested in it. But I have some beauties, the special and more beautiful rocks I made particular little rockeries out of, so the rock is the same. I will take a picture later on today if I get a chance of a particular type of rock that I really love, and any I find of these I keep adding to this special rockery. This particular rusty coloured rock is not very common, that is why I keep them all in one spot.
Brendon, now that is a good idea, torture the kids!!!!!
JP, come on, we don't have that many chickens, yet :) ;) :roll:......Have a wonderful and beautiful day. Cindi