Monday, July 15, 2013

About Rocks

Good news in GriggsDakota!
Robbie's back!
We're glad to have you back on the farm.
You never know what you will find in a rock pile, especially an old rock pile.
For those who know rock piles, this one was hand picked and stacked.
How do I know this?
Piles made with rock pickers contain more dirt and are covered by overgrowth by July.
Machine picked piles also contain more larger and few smaller rocks.
I read an article in the paper urging farmers to look through the rock piles for meteorites. 
Apparently, experts believe there are meteorites out on the land, yet to be discovered.
However, they did not give sure fire identifying characteristics. If the finder thinks that it might be a meteorite, you can describe or deliver it to an expert for identification.
According to the Grand Forks Herald article only 10 meteorites have ever been found in our state and none since 1972. A Canadian collector wants farmers to check their rock piles.
The idea makes finding a needle in a haystack seem like an easy task to me.
There are times when we need a few rocks to serve duty.
They are useful when building a fireplace or a fire ring and are always free for the picking in our world.
If you don't account for the sweat equity it takes to load, haul, and install.
Welcome back to GriggsDakota, Robbie. I'm glad you like our rocks.

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