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Nick

Daddycat, what was your restoration topic about?

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I stopped for the winter and have not restarted it yet. Like so many others here, I have a Honey-Do list as long as your arm plus the normal business of life getting in the way. I need to get the garden expanded so I can plant it...... I'll post another pic of the expanded garden when it's done, all that rock takes a while to move by hand!!! This is the biggest one I've moved for the expansion. That's the 5' pry bar and 10' 4X4 I used to move it and set it upright.

The upper courses of rock I added are dirt brown. The right end is about where I want it, but I'll be going all the way to the wood pile on the left.....

The shovel is in the original garden soil which gives you a rough idea how far up I have to build the retaining wall and how far out the garden is going from its original area. Man are my arms and shoulders sore!!!

Here's the link to the restoration project...... http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10303&SearchTerms=frame+up+restoration+2012

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Wow, That is alot of rocks! know I see why you don't have the time at the moment to finish restoration at the present time. Thanks your posting your restoration article/photos though. We had a bunch of rocks dug out from all over the yard when we had the new septic installed in 1999. We asked them to line them up in the backyard on the property line. They just dumped them any where in the vicinty. and they have to be moved. In April I cleared one area of the property that was overgrown with grapevine, 3 pricker bushes and 1 downed tree and a whole bunch of garbage and other branches. It hadn't been cleared since 1991. We still need to add topsoil and grass seed but it looks 100% better.

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Daddycat, Here is a pic of the huge rock in our backyard by the area I cleared out. It's 6'4" at it's highest point, and 20'9" wide Imagine trying to move this with your prybar.:D It's bigger then the pic shows, It connects underground to other rocks in its vicinity so who knows how big it actually is. [img]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-5/184497/giantrock.jpg[/img] [/img]

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