Archive for the Category ◊ Stone Wall ◊

• Tuesday, August 04th, 2009

Geoffrey and I put in a couple hours on my stone wall back on the 4th of August (I changed the date on this post ;)).

When Donald helped us dig out the Garden, I had him put a lot of the excess dirt into my stone wall area. Now that we have a good start with the dirt, Geo and I moved some more rocks into place to make a nice rounded corner next to the “turn around spot.”

Here’s a quick before (from last year) and after:

One of the first large rocks we moved had a large beautiful snake living underneath it:

• Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Here’s another picture blog of how things are around the ranch:

Every year, for a couple weeks, our hill is covered in these yellow flowers just about the time I forget their name…

I did another load of Shale Rocks:

This bird made a nest in our Hayshed:

Rosco and Penelope watch over our land:
and play:

A “California Red Garter Snake” decided to die in front of the Hay shed to scare the “bajebas” out of Anna:

Our Duck and Chickens are GINORMOUS:

We got some lawn ornaments that double as full time lawnmowers:

What? No adorable pictures of Mocha in a picture post? Impossible!


• Sunday, May 04th, 2008

Life around AshAnna’s place has been crazy as of late. We’ve been doing so much, It would take too long to make a post for each item, so I’m going to throw them all together in picture format. I’ll try to do a little of narration to keep you on track.

First: Mocha. I’m sorry, she’s just so ridiculous I can’t help but take the pictures:
Mocha - King of the Jungle...
(This one’s so awesome I created it as a 1440×900 desktop too.)
Anna says "..."
Miracle Grow?
Depression Hurts

Ashton finally got his hair cut:
Time for Ashton's Semi-Annual hair cut

Ashanna created a flowerbed on “the dull side of the house”
Ashton makes yet another stack of rocks

Here’s the progress on the stone wall:
AshAnna's stone wall progress

We rented a post-pounder for the weekend.
Ash+Mocha on a John Deere

We woke up the other day to this:
We wake up to 3 horses all in a row

There were three of them in this next picture… but I was too slow.
Liana and Nora Drinking thirstily

And the red one was pecking at their toes


• Monday, April 28th, 2008

If you’ve ever been to our house, as you drive down our driveway, up to our house, you’ll see a nice line of large rocks on the right, with small trees in between them. On the left, you see a pile of dirt and rocks, covered in weeds.

I (Ashton) got this crazy idea in my mind that I can create a awesome terraced planter there! So, as crazy ideas usually begin, I got right to work. =]

Whoever built our house evidently ran into a bunch of large rocks as they are distributed around the property, including on top of this ugly hill. I brought it upon myself to bring these rocks down, and line them up in a nice straight line. Mind you these rocks are 300-600 lbs each…

Here’s the first shot I took of the area. You can see the random large rocks around the top of this hill: (I have already moved two big rocks into place.)
The Project Begins

And then I moved a bunch of them down.
Rocks Move

Buddy helped me move the last one (on the right), which was at least 500lbs.
More rocks come down the hill

Here’s a close up of the progression that I went through in ~4 hours:
Close up

More to come,