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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2008
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    A rant about rocks.

    I recently moved to east tennessee.......

    who put all the freakin rocks in the ground out here!!! It's like they grow out of the soil! You think you got all the rocks out of your garden spot one weekend and you wouldn't believe how many more there are the next weekend! Do they really grow?

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2008
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    Re: A rant about rocks.



    Pennsylvania (NE part) is all rocks, too. I don't believe it about the freezing and thawing. I think they grow up and have children!

    One little "burb" we lived in was called "Stony Lonesome" - and I will never know why, because there wasn't a lonesome stone around!!!!! They all had lots of company.

    Of course, Pennsylvanians just threw them all together and made stone walls out of them, but, by golly, after having a garden there for 20 years,
    I STILL spent the first - and last - part of the year picking up rocks.

    Here - in South Dakota - you cannot find a rock - you have to make your own out of cement. We have one nice tree, and I planted some plants
    underneath it, and started to collect rocks to encircle it. I had to go BUY some rocks. No lie.

    I figure the trade-off is fire-flies. We have none out here - and I miss them.

    Beth
    "Irony is the rule"

  3. #3

    Jun 2006
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    Re: A rant about rocks.

    Mrs Oroblanco, you do know your Pa. rocks. Whenever I plant fruit trees behind my house, all I dig out are rocks. I have to haul dirt in to fill the holes back in. In the late 1800's, my ancestors opened a stone quarry on top of the hill to lay sidewalks in town. Very rocky. And people still criticize me on this site for cracking my coil against rocks.

  4. #4
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
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    Re: A rant about rocks.

    LOL funny title and had me wondering

    rocks, got to PENNSYLVANIA we could not dig 3 inches without hitting boulders bigger than most people's homes. garden, hell no, you had to have a 'raised' bed.

    put in a fence, ugh, $50 million dollars to hire someone to cut thru the rocks LOL LOL (well a little over priced--haha)

    I hear ya tho.


    Now I am in North Carolina. Rocks fine---Carolina RED CLAY is a friggin' nightmare


  5. #5
    us
    Jan 2008
    Black Hills of South Dakota
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    Re: A rant about rocks.

    I have not had to plant in North Carolina red clay - but had lots of it in Virginia. Don't know if its the same stuff, though. Crumbly, concrete-like when wetted and then it dries - but, man - it was RICH in minerals and goodies.

    Had to weed it every single day, though, and loosen the red soil from around crops, or else water wanted to run off instead of staying there.

    Is North Carolina red clay like that?

    Beth
    "Irony is the rule"

  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
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    Re: A rant about rocks.

    yea pretty close to that
    worst is when you track it onto your carpets LOL
    nothing is safe!

  7. #7
    us
    Fairburn Agate hunter & Metal Detectorist

    Jul 2011
    Beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs.oroblanco View Post


    Pennsylvania (NE part) is all rocks, too. I don't believe it about the freezing and thawing. I think they grow up and have children!

    One little "burb" we lived in was called "Stony Lonesome" - and I will never know why, because there wasn't a lonesome stone around!!!!! They all had lots of company.

    Of course, Pennsylvanians just threw them all together and made stone walls out of them, but, by golly, after having a garden there for 20 years,
    I STILL spent the first - and last - part of the year picking up rocks.

    Here - in South Dakota - you cannot find a rock - you have to make your own out of cement. We have one nice tree, and I planted some plants
    underneath it, and started to collect rocks to encircle it. I had to go BUY some rocks. No lie.

    I figure the trade-off is fire-flies. We have none out here - and I miss them.

    Beth
    mrs.oroblanco, I could take you places in South Dakota where you cannot walk without having 4-5 agates, jaspers etc under feet at all times.

  8. #8
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    us
    Cat teaches man, not everything here serves him.

    Feb 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerChick View Post
    yea pretty close to that
    worst is when you track it onto your carpets LOL
    nothing is safe!
    FarmerChick, I grew up in Ga., I know what you mean, "red clay"!

    When we would accidently track it on the carpets, mom would always say, "Leave it till it dries, then it'll vacuum right up".

    Didn't hafta worry bout too many rocks, though. Well, cept maybe that BIG ONE up around Atlanta way!
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  9. #9

    Jun 2007
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    Virginia Red Clay IS nasty! CRYSTALS; are they "living rocks"...?

 

 

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